2018 Yarra Yering Carrodus Cabernet Sauvignon

Highly Rated
Benchmark, epically exquisite, and iconic Yarra Cabernet.

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Exclusively from the southwest corner of the 1969 block of the vineyard, the Carrodus Cabernet is everything and more we’ve come to expect from these prestige releases of Yarra Yering.

The word iconic gets thrown around quite a bit, yet here, it is most certainly apt. Not an overly big wine, this is elegance personified. Full of blackcurrants, graphite, and bay leaf, this wine has exceptional energy, purity, and precision.

Layer upon layer with this wine, bright, exuberant, and eminently drinkable in its youth, this wine is the total package, as it's highly ageworthy. We gently suggest buying a few, and enjoying this wine at every stage of its life.

Hand harvested, destemmed and crushed into our Yarra Yering half-tonne open fermenters. Hand plunged twice daily until fermentation is complete, some extended time on skins until tannins soften before deciding to press based on taste. Gravity filled to 2 French oak Bordeaux shaped barrels, one new and one two year old for 18 months completing malolactic fermentation in the cool underground cellars.

96 Points - "Amazing vineyard, winemaker sensitive to site having settled in, vineyard being tweaked and finessed. All is gravy at Yarra Yering. These elevated offerings under the Carrodus label are something else.

Beautiful, hauntingly so, wine. Supple, succulent, gentle but quietly tense wine of exceptional length and detail. Pure, light cassis, violet and green herb/gum leaf aromas. On the palate such glorious texture, has you hounding at the glass for more. Silky and satiny. Tannins stretch and shape. The wine a feast of complex, layered, light but defined flavours of dark berries, herbs, cedary wood, clove and strong, graphite minerality. Just the faintest bit skittish. Outstanding, again, under this designation. A wine for the ages." Gary Walsh (Wine Front)

97 Points - "An exceptional wine. Blackcurrant and redcurrant flavours come soaked in milk chocolate, bay leaves, pencil and tobacco, the end result seamless, classy and majestically long. It's not a big wine, but it lives life entirely on its own terms; every step is firm, sure and considered." Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

Yarra Yering

Yarra Yering is one of the most iconic wineries of the modern Yarra Valley.

Founded in 1969 by the visionary vigneron Dr. Bailey Carrodous, Yarra Yering has become a benchmark in quality and one of the most collected wineries in the country.

From this small patch of earth in the North of the Gruyere sub-region, Dr. Carrodous produced these legendary wines for more than three decades. In the process becoming recognised as one of the most influential winemakers in the Yarra's history.

Today, the wines are crafted by the talented Sarah Crowe. She brings the wines to bottle with the same passion and attention to detail that made the great Yarra Yering wines of old so revered.

Winemaker Sarah Crowe Yarra Yering

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