Yabby Lake Pinot Noir 2011 (6 x 750mL), Mornington Peninsula, VIC.

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The 2011 Pinot Noir is a blend of three clones - MV6, G5V15 and 115 - hand selected from four separate vineyard blocks on the property. This wine reflects our philosophy at Yabby Lake - to make wines that reflect the spirit of the season and vineyard.

VIC - Mornington Peninsula

Expert Reviews

Deeper colour than the '11 Red Claw Pinot; the fragrant, perfumed cherry blossom bouquet is followed by an elegant, red-berried palate, the tannins silky but sustained, the French oak held in restraint; the key words here are length and finesse, spice to emerge down the track. Rating 94 - Drink by 2017 James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (JAN/2013)

Pale to medium ruby colored with a hint of purple, the 2011 Single Vineyard Pinot Noir shows off a wonderfully fragrant nose of ripe red cherries, violets and lavender with touches of raspberry preserves, underbrush and lichen. Medium-bodied with just enough elegant fruit in the mouth balanced by a low to medium level of silky tannins and refreshing acid line, it finishes long with a little minerality. Still a little youthful and taut, it should reward cellaring and drink 2014 to 2018+. Rating 91+, Drink 2014 - 2018 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, eRobertParker.com #208 Aug 2013

Winery Tasting Notes


The 2011 Yabby Lake Pinot Noir has an intense and complex aroma with great depth of character.


Bursting with red and dark fruits, the wine is fine and complex with a long, juicy palate. There is excellent persistence on the polished finish.

VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
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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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