Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No.1 Cabernets, Yarra Valley 1999 (2X 750Ml).Cork

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Classic claret-style. This is the blend on which Yarra Yering’s reputation was initially built. Always medium-bodied and low in alcohol suggesting delicacy, but nonetheless is a sleeping powerhouse of precision, intensity & concentration that demands a requisite amount of time in bottle to unfurl & allow the drinker in.

Overview

Provenance: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Classic claret-style. This is the blend on which Yarra Yering’s reputation was initially built. Always medium-bodied and low in alcohol suggesting delicacy, but nonetheless is a sleeping powerhouse of precision, intensity & concentration that demands a requisite amount of time in bottle to unfurl & allow the drinker in.

Region:
VIC - Yarra Valley
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

The best colour of all of the '99 wines from Yarra Yering, strong red-purple; the aromatic bouquet has distinctive earthy/leafy/olive overtones, strongly reminiscent of Bordeaux. The palate has good structure and texture, with blackberry/blackcurrant fruit, fine tannins, and positive but balanced oak. A major success for an ordinary vintage.

Rating 93 - Drink by 2014 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2001)

The dense ruby/purple-colored 1999 Dry Red No. 1 exhibits notes of roasted herbs, cinnamon, toasty oak, red and black currants, and cedar. This pure, elegant, finesse-styled, medium-bodied Cabernet-based blend can be drunk now or cellared for a decade.

It is interesting to note how much lighter and more developed aromatically the 1999 Yarra Yering offerings are than the 1998s. One has to admire this winery's purity of expression, and terroirists will use meaningless words such as "transparency" to describe these wines. Terroir or not, they merit considerable interest.

Rating 90 - Drink 2012 - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (OCT/2002)

Winery Tasting Notes

Principally cabernet sauvignon with merlot, malbec and a little petit verdot added, it swallows every ounce of its 100% new oak and sniggers “Is that all you’ve got?” Consistently of the highest order in its balance and depth of flavour. Jancis Robinson has included this blend in her 1989 book of the world’s top 40 wines.