2018 Yeringberg Shiraz Yarra Valley – The 2018 vintage was earlier than the cool 2017, but slightly later than many vintages last decade. After a lot of rain in spring and early summer, the grapes ripened steadily in dry weather with mostly moderate temperatures. Careful disease management and bunch thinning resulted in all varieties being picked in excellent condition. Crops were relatively generous, and the wines show great intensity and depth of flavour at modest alcohol levels with perfectly ripe tannins.
Shiraz 97%, Viognier 3%. The depth and character of the fruit that their Shiraz vineyard is now producing is a delight to see. Subtle, savoury and deep set, the 2018 Shiraz offers aromas of blueberry, black pepper and dark cherry, building weight and presence as it unfurls, with complex notes of bay, thyme, salumi and liquorice. At the same time, there’s a freshness that wraps itself around the core of deep fruit, giving real lift and vibrancy to the perfume. The palate is immediately bright and energetic, with weight and richness too, savoury, subtle yet deeply concentrated, tightly wound and finely structured. Tasted over a couple of weeks, this is a wine that just keeps on evolving, so while it’s wonderful now, we’re equally confident it’ll provide drinking pleasure for many years to come.
Single Price: $110.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $82.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $984.00