YARRA YERING ‘UNDERHILL’ SHIRAZ 2017

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Mike Bennie
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James Halliday
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Huon Hooke
SKU
YYSH201711 UCAU
$110.00 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
$110.00 Per item
New world cool climate Shiraz starts here. Heady black plum fruits and pretty violet aromatics interlaced with liquorice spice and nettle undergrowth. The heavier clay based soil produces wine with dark fruits and spice and chewy tannins create the framework to support the fruit and savoury undertones.
New world cool climate Shiraz starts here. Heady black plum fruits and pretty violet aromatics interlaced with liquorice spice and nettle undergrowth. The heavier clay based soil produces wine with dark fruits and spice and chewy tannins create the framework to support the fruit and savoury undertones.

Scores & Reviews

91+ / 100

Mike Bennie

Attractive but shy perfume runs with cranberry, graphite, green herbs, and a touch of maraschino cherry. Medley of red fruits of the palate, malt-powdery oak character, mostly sour-sweet leaning fruit character, crisp feel to up front acidity, tannins fine and firm, good length, cool, somewhat tart lemony finish and residual tang. It has a nice feel, but that tightened finish, slightly shrill in the ostensibly great wine. Time, perhaps.

97 / 100

James Halliday

Hand-picked from the '73 planting, 75% whole berry/25% whole bunch, open-fermented, 10-14 days on skins, matured for 12 months in French barriques (30% new). The fragrant and oh so vitally fresh red and purple fruits, spices and pepper are a serenade to the vintage.

96 / 100

Huon Hooke

Deepish red/purple colour with a pepper-dominant aroma, black pepper is uppermost among a basket of spices. There's a hint of vegetal note, too; definite whole-bunch nuances. The fruit flavour wins. The palate is deep in sweetly ripe dark cherry, raspberry and blackberry flavours and the tannins are nicely rounded. It has a lovely fruit-sweet core. Utterly delicious shiraz. (Single vineyard wine, vines planted 1973. Fermented with some stalks and whole berries, and aged in 500-litre puncheons)