Yabby Lake Pinot Noir 2014 (6 x 750mL), Mornington Peninsula, VIC.

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Overview

Yabby Lake's philosophy is to craft pinot noir of great purity and character, reflective of the site and the season in which it was grown. It’s the attention and care in the vineyard that is most critical to allowing this expression.

Region:
VIC - Mornington Peninsula
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Funky, spicy, rubbery notes, red and black cherries, peppery edge to it. Medium bodied, locked up a fair amount – rustic and sullen – typical reduction lending some bitterness, milky feel in the texture department with attractive earthy tannin grip, sweet and sour flavours on a gently tannic finish of good length. Needs a year or two to come out of its shell I suspect, though it may always be a bit of a wild beasty. Rating 91+ - Drink by 2025, Gary Walsh, winefront.com.au (SEP/2015).

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

Incredibly perfumed and detailed aroma with great depth of character.

Palate

The palate is bursting with red and dark fruits. This beautifully structured wine has a beguiling silky texture and exceptional volume of fruit that carries the long finish.

Cellaring Potential

Stored carefully, this wine will age gracefully for at least ten years.

Vintage
2014
Region
VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12.5%

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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