Yeringberg 'Yeringberg' Cabernets 2014
96 points, James Halliday's Top 100 Wines of 2016
Trophy winner for Best Bordeaux Varieties & their blends, Yarra Valley Wine Show 2016
(Cabernet Sauvignon 65%, Cabernet Franc 12%, Merlot 10%, Malbec 7%, Petit Verdot 6%) It reinforces the merits of blending the Bordeaux varieties - especially in the Yarra Valley. A wine of delightfully exotic and enticing aromas of blackcurrant, pastille, tapenade, violets, plums and almost Christmas cake-like richness precedes a more restrained layer of graphite and cigar box. The palate is effortlessly elegant and restrained with serious depth and structure. Young and deceptively delicate initially, time in the glass sees the mid-palate really fill out and the savoury structure sits almost invisibly into the deep, spicy fruit. Shows real promise and, as always, will provide great joy both now and in 15-20 years.
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Merlot Malbec Petit Verdot|
The Wine Front – Plum, cassis, golden fruit cake, violets, dusty cedar and tobacco, a feathering of spice. Medium bodied, richly fruited, yet subdued, with silky but densely packed tannin, cool fresh raspberry acidity, distinctly savoury black olive tapanade/tobacco sorts of stuff, and a superb long finish where a rainbow of fruit splashes and cascades down the old neck, then grainy tannin and tobacco brings you gently back down to earth. Supremely stylish, age-worthy Cabernet.
Huon Hooke – The colour is relatively light: full red with a tinge of purple. Superb freshness and elegance, medium-bodied and delicious, complex and multi-layered. A great wine, with a magical array of flavours. All manner of berries and spices, dried flowers, dried herbs and dried fruits. Silky soft tannins. Refreshing on the finish. Not such a big fruit style, but deliciously drinkable and moreish.
In a mixed or straight case: $75.99