2018 Yarra Yering Carrodus Shiraz

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Elegant benchmark cool-climate Shiraz from a Yarra icon.

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This is one of the big boys, from a producer who over the years have established themselves and proved, time and time again, that they are amongst the apex of classical Aussie producers.

A tiny production wine, with only 100 dozen produced off a single tiny block planted in 1969. Purple floral perfumes, alongside blue/black fruit with a side of cured meats. The palate is dense, darkly spiced with Northern Rhone stony minerality.

The cool climate acidity bringing an energy and brightness, while a solid framework of chary oak tannins are balanced by intense fruit flavour and a layered texture.

While this may be a bit edgy n its youth, this wine is made for the cellar and a special occasion in a decade or two.

Fruit sourced exclusively from a small block of 1969 planted Shiraz. Only enough fruit is grown here to produce 1200 bottles. Hand harvested, destemmed gently to retain whole berries into a 600kg fermenter for fermentation, hand plunging twice daily. Pressed gently and gravity filled to four French oak barriques, 50% new.

97 Points - "Intense black cherry and plum, flavours run headlong into graphite, cedar wood and wood smoke. Peppery notes hum in the background, but the drill of smoke-infused fruit flavour is where the major shots are fired. it's tight, complex, dramatic and intense." Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

89 Points - "Top notch, A1, big dog shiraz wine from Yarra Yering. The fancy haired one. Carrodus really elevating the gene pool in Yarra. Here’s a ticket. The 2018 cabernet is ballistic. Here’s the shiraz.

Beefy, broad, forward and malty red of chewy tannin, tart acidity and sappy feel. It smells good, sweet, rich, malty and cedary, whiffs of spiced beef jerky and dried berries in there too. The palate is warm, breathy, fills all the corners of the mouth and finishes tangy. It’s a wine that feels edgy, intense, needing some time to settle, and the lingering lemony tang speaks of additional flavour outside the main frame. A brutish vibe from this young release. I think time is needed." 89+ Points Gary Walsh, 06/20 (Wine Front).

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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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