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2019 Yarra Yering Merlot

Yarra Valley, Vic

Like the Loch Ness Monster, this Yarra Valley Merlot is a rarely sighted yet highly sought-after beast.

HIGH SCORE

$105.00

Out of Stock

About
A gorgeous wine and a quite remarkable merlot.

Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

About This Wine

Yarra Yering wines are some of the most iconic to be produced on our little island, so when there is a rare release wine that we don’t see every year, it’s wise to sit up and take notice.

Normally a core component in the Dry Red No. 2, when yields allow, they like to drop this small batch unicorn single-variety Merlot. Berries, and a smoky tobacco woodsy element, all entwined in that soft round Merlot full fruit character with some delightful spice.

Complex, structured and special, this wine only rolls around once in a blue moon, and in miniscule quantities. Don’t leave yourself with years of regret till the next blue moon, grab something rarer than hen's teeth before your best mate does.

About 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
Winemaker Sarah Crowe
Yarra Valley, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

A key component in our flagship blend; Dry Red Wine No. 1, it is difficult in most years to have a single varietal bottling. 2019 sent us good yields and great flavour and so we are able to bottle a small run.

Blend : Merlot (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2034
Bottle Size : 750ml

Yarra Yering vineyard
Yarra Yering vineyard
Yarra Valley, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
The Real Review

"Deep, bright purple/red colour, with a smoky oak and sulfide first aroma, the palate full-bodied and profound in sweet dark-berry fruit, mulberry and cranberry. Raspberry later. Fruit drives the wine. A hearty serve of firm tannins brings on the finish, but it's still superbly balanced. Full-bodied and well concentrated: a gorgeous wine and a quite remarkable merlot." Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

93Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Merlot doesn’t often appear as a YY varietal bottling – the last was in 2012. While somewhat closed, this is starting to reveal itself as a wine of note. Raspberries and blackcurrants doused with cocoa and a vibrancy throughout. There's a plushness across the palate, with woodsy spices and a slight green cardamom taste that's unusual but appealing." Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can order in any combination you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

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FaQs

Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

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