2017 Yarra Yering Underhill Shiraz Yarra Valley – Planted in 1969, the unirrigated vines at their Yarra Valley vineyard produce elegant, complex and powerful wines. Approachable as young wines, they have the ability to develop in the bottle for many years. Yarra Yering is one of Australia’s most iconic wineries with an outstanding international reputation.
At the helm of one of the Yarra Valley’s best wineries is Sarah Crowe. In August, 2016 Sarah was awarded one of the wine industry’s highest honours, being named by James Halliday as Winemaker of the Year 2017 at the Halliday Wine Companion Awards.
1973 planted 8 acre block of Shiraz at the western extremity of the Yarra Yering vineyard.
Perfumed cool climate Shriaz that’s medium bodied with a little lick of spice. Loaded with dark cherries and red plums interlaced with a cured meat lift.
The palate leads with a bright and elegant fruit intensity, the use of whole berries shines through with a lovely slippery composure. The finely boned tannins shaping a long palate supported by a lick of oak char on the finish.
One of the Yarra Yering wines to give itself up sooner rather than later it will often look wonderful at 5-10 years of age. This vineyard has a proven pedigree and it will continue to evolve for many more years under suitable cellaring conditions should you want to leave it for 10+ years.
97 Points, James Halliday Wine Companion
Single Price: $120.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $99.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $1,188.00