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 – Crushed dry tobacco. There’s an assortment of berried fruits here but the crush of smoky leaf, almost into cigar box territory, is as intoxicating as it is uplifting. It’s like an old school stamp of class; a ‘this is how it’s done’ moment. Fresh new oak plays a role here too but it’s a fully integrated one; a firm hand into a clean, tight-fitting glove. There is no need to worry on this one; it will age superbly. Complexity comes pre-prepared.
In a mixed or straight case: $75.99