2019 Yeringberg Cabernets Yarra Valley – Yeringberg makes wines from the low-yielding vines re-established on the heart of what was one of the most famous vineyards of the nineteenth century.
The wet spring and early summer set up the vines well for strong growth, and their careful vineyard management kept the threatened fungal diseases at bay. January and early February were hot, the autumn was more comfortable and the fruit ripened in a steady sequence. It is a vintage characterised by moderate yields, very healthy fruit and balanced wines, less opulent than 2018 but more forward than the 2017 wines.
Cabernet Sauvignon 55%, Cabernet Franc 13%, Merlot 13%, Petit Verdot 10% and Malbec 9%. A wine that really shines in 2019, the latest Yeringberg blend combines depth, structure and generosity, with the elegance and refinement that we expect in this wine. The nose offers aromas of cassis, violets, plum and bay leaf, interwoven with notes of roasted capsicum, cigar box, Christmas cake and mint — it’s deep, rich and almost exotic, while also cool, svelte and perfectly controlled. The palate has floral, plummy richness and – this year in particular – a wonderfully savoury, almost mineral structure that’s taut, fresh, lively and long. It has an authority that absolutely commands your attention. A wine that needs some air today, and certainly one to enjoy over the next 15-20 years.
Single Price: $120.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $95.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $1,140.00