Yabby Lake Pinot Noir 2008 (6 x 750mL), Mornington Peninsual, VIC.

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Yabby Lake Pinot Noir is renowned for its exceptional balance and perfumed fruit.

VIC - Mornington Peninsula

Expert Reviews

Bright and clear colour, good hue; a complex bouquet with red and black berries backed by spicy notes, then a savoury palate with black fruits woven through textured mouthfeel. Has a long life ahead. Drink to 2018. Rating 95 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

..2008 Yabby Lake Pinot is a more structured model and it is the finest wine ever made at this estate. It would be a crime to drink it now, so let Red Claw enjoy the spotlight for the time being while Yabby incrementally adjusts its milles feuilles of flavours and summons up the confidence to perform miracles on the world stage. Several brief castings, have indicated that there is extraordinary talent here.Mattew Jukes, Top 100 Australian Wines (MAY/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes


This wine exhibits a great depth of colour.


Ripe black cherry, dark forest berries and asian spice with perfumed oak aromas.


The palate displays a complex array of ripe small berry characters and spicy oak. The wine has excellent density and concentration and pin point balance. But it is the texture and mouthfeel of this wine that is impressive, it rich and velvety with intense Pinot Noir fruit flavours and a powerful long, but restrained finish.

Cellaring Potential

This Pinot Noir will age gracefully for at least ten years under ideal storage conditions.

VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
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Winery Profile

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Yabby Lake is a dynamic Australian wine producer intent on crafting wines with a genuine sense of identity. We own vineyards in three distinct regions of Victoria, producing single vineyard wines under the Yabby Lake and Heathcote Estate labels. Red Claw and Cooralook are regional expressions of Mornington Peninsula, Heathcote and the Strathbogie Ranges.

Founded by the Kirby family, the Yabby Lake business is now headed up by Chief Winemaker and General Manager Tom Carson with a dedicated team of the industry's most experienced wine professionals working to deliver the Kirby family vision.

The first chapter of this exciting Australian wine story started in 1992 when the Kirby family planted its first vineyard at Red Hill on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. Intimately involved in the Mornington Peninsula region for decades, it was only natural that founders Robert and Mem Kirby would plant their first vines in the area.

In 1998, after much searching and careful planning, the Yabby Lake Vineyard was established in the sub-region of Moorooduc.

One year later, a rare and special parcel of land on the ancient Cambrian soils of Heathcote was planted with the sole objective to grow and craft one wine - a single vineyard shiraz.

Around the same time, the family also purchased the original Mount Helen Vineyard in the Strathbogie Ranges.

The Kirby family began working with viticulturist Keith Harris and soon engaged Larry McKenna to oversee the early vintages. Renowned Mornington Peninsula winemaker Tod Dexter was employed in 2004, applying his specialist knowledge of the region.

In 2008, after a decade of careful planning of the family's wine interests, Robert and Mem handed control of the family's vineyards and established labels to their children Nina and Clark.

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