Yeringberg Shiraz 2014
"Shiraz 97%, Viognier 1%, Marsanne 2%. As our two newer wines evolve and develop their sense of place within our portfolio, we can observe that the ‘new’ vineyard site continues the Yeringberg hallmark of producing grapes of balance, elegance and freshness. Shiraz 2014 epitomizes this with its cool, pure, blue fruit, pepper and spice-laden nose, complete with hints of apricot, liquorice, and graphite. There’s an openness and exotic presence – again nothing showy, but confident nonetheless. The palate initially mirrors the aromatics in a soft, flowing and gently restrained fashion, but then a sappy, vinous depth and structure emerges, together with an enveloping freshness and drive that makes it oh, so moreish. Drink confidently for 8-10 years." – Sandra de Pury
The Wine Front – You name it, it’s here. This is the antithesis of a simple red. Every time you sip you find something different. It runs with redcurrant but from there come breakouts of meat, violets, black pepper, jellied liquorice, stems and mint. Tannin is grunty, almost grainy, with cloves and peppers studded through. The texture generally is quite silken but the wine as a whole does not go quietly, as indeed it shouldn’t. Beyond a certain price point we want more than mere fruit; the brief is met here. Excellent wine. For the dinner table, we sail.
In a mixed or straight case: $75.99