Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1 2018

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Halliday's Winery Of The Year. Huon Hooke's Winery Of the Year. A stylish Cabernet dominant lifted nose entwined with the complexities of the three other varieties present. Signature blackberry, aniseed, and sarsaparilla with lifted bergamot and bay leaf fragrance. A medium bodied wine style thanks to the Yarra Valley climate where a core of fruit and signature acid vibrancy are hallmarks.
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  • Produced by Sarah Crowe - James Hallidays Winemaker of the Year 2017
  • Established in 1969 Yarra Yering is one of the oldest vineyards in the Yarra Valley
  • One of Australia's most collected wines
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    $109.99
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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Blueberry
    • Boysenberry
    • Herbal
  • Palate
    • Blue Fruits
    • Cassis
    • Graphite

Food Pairings

  • Pork
  • Red Meat

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Tyson Stelzer

    98
    "“This blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot has rightfully gone down in Yarra folklore over the past 51 years, a beaconand inspiration for what is arguably the region's benchmark style. 2018 is set to go down amongst the greats, a seamless and thrilling union of fragrance, energy, polish and poise, sealed with the ultimate line and length. Breathtaking.”"
  • Huon Hooke

    98
    "Very bright, youthful, deep purple/red colour, and a lovely bouquet of blackberry and cassis, oak making a subtle contribution, the palate intense and powerful, full-bodied but not big or anywhere near a blockbuster, the tannins abundant and supple, fine-grained and persistent for the entire palate. An utterly gorgeous wine, cabernet characteristics well in evidence, but already complex, profound and multi-layered. Wonderful flavour and precision. Prodigious length, seamless harmony and great potential - although it's a great drink now"
  • James Halliday's Wine Companion

    96
    "55% cabernet sauvignon, 28% merlot, 12% malbec, 5% petit verdot. Essence of blackcurrant with a boysenberried freshness, almost into forest berry territory, with polished cedar wood oak and drifts of fragrant herbs. Pure, complete, svelte; all these words apply. Has a long run ahead of it. (Campbell Mattinson)"
  • Mike Bennie

    96+
    "From 1969 plantings of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec and petit verdot. An Australian benchmark wine that I wish I drank more often. Beautiful. Memorable. Wonderful. The texture grabs you. The faintest grip, the sheath of feathery tannins at play. Scents of cassis, bay leaf, faint eucalyptus and mint, sandalwood and sweet earth. Pure flavours, come hither fruitiness, but compact, inward, extraordinarily long in character too. A cool expression, tense and taut, luxurious too, has flow, but all compact and restrained. It tastes delicious, generally, though it’s the feel, the stretch, the sense of pedigree and detail that gets you. Stellar release. And I reckon more better to come."

Other vintages

Love this wine? Here's a list of other vintages we have in stock if you'd like to try them as well.

  1. Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 3 2019
    • Variety Cabernet Blend
    • Vintage 2019
    • Brand Yarra Yering
    • Cellaring 15 Plus Years
    • Wine Type Red
    • Alcohol Percentage 13.5% Alcohol
  2. Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 3 2019
    • Variety Cabernet Blend
    • Vintage 2019
    • Brand Yarra Yering
    • Cellaring 15 Plus Years
    • Wine Type Red
    • Alcohol Percentage 13.5% Alcohol

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Locations

Australia

The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful 'New World' wine producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.

Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.

Victoria

The wine region of Victoria has the highest number of grapevines than any other state in Australia. It is home to over 600 wineries and well-known regions such as Yarra Valley, Heathcote, and Rutherglen. Victoria is situated in the southeastern corner of Australia where due to the location, the climate has a cool maritime influence and is known for its outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, along with producing Australia’s most famed dessert Muscat and Topaque wines.

There are a number of different terroir levels throughout the wine region of Victoria which leads to the production of different ranges of wines. In the southern region of Victoria, the vines are regulated by the cool winds of the Bass Strait. Central Victoria consists of mostly flat terrain that tends to be drier and warmer than the rest of Victoria, which results in more fruit concentrated wines. It may be surprising to note that Victoria is the third most productive wine region in Australia, seeing as it does not have as many areas suitable for viticulture, which has resulted in the cellar door culture of Victoria being concentrated with smaller, but more personal boutique wineries.

Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is a wine region known for producing outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The region has become a leading wine tourism destination, popular for weekend trips as it is located only an hour’s drive northeast of Melbourne.

The cool climate region has some of the oldest soils in the world, and produces terrific Chardonnays in the leaner, acid-driven style. Long gone are the days of excessively oaked and oily Chardonnays. Superb Pinot Noir is cultivated with tremendous results. Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Viognier, Sauvignon Blanc and even Sparkling wines of premium quality are also worth seeking out.

Yarra Valley is the oldest wine region in Victoria with the first vines planted in 1838 at Yering Station. Reg Egan founded the iconic Wantirna Estate in 1963, followed by Dr Bailey Carrodus in 1969 who founded equally lauded Yarra Yering in the foot of the Warramate Hills. Nowadays a fleet of new world wine makers and growers are making sure Yarra Valley stays at the forefront of Victorian wine production. Key wineries to look out for are Mayer, William Downie and Macforbes.

The region in 2009 suffered in the Black Saturday fires, with an estimated 25% of all production was impacted.

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About the brand Yarra Yering

This esteemed Victorian label roots itself in 1969 when Dr Bailey Carrodus, a botanist, planted his first twelve hectares of vines at the foot of the Warramate Hills. With a degree in winemaking and a doctorate in plant physiology from Oxford, Carrodus had long searched for his ideal site, and he named his vineyard Yarra Yering. The unirrigated vineyards produce low yields, but the wines all have an extraordinary depth and intensity. The fruit of his labour was realised in 1973 when he produced his first vintage, the timeless Dry Red Wine No's 1 & 2.

Dr Carrodus' original site has grown over the years, totalling 70 acres including the original plantings of Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Chardonnay, in addition to new plots of Portuguese and Italian varieties. Though Dr Carrodus passed away in 2008, newly appointed winemaker Sarah Crowe is set to the task of continuing his legacy. An impressive resume, Crowe started in the wine industry at Brokenwood in the Hunter Valley and continued to work vintages at Adelsheim Vineyard and Ponzi Family Vineyards, in Oregon and the Rhone Valley's Paul Jaboulet Aine.

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