Yabby Lake Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 (6 x 750mL), Mornington Pen.

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$49.99 per Bottle
$299.94 per case


The expressive, flowery red fruit aromas set the scene for a palate with fine, silky tannins and a lingering finish. A wonderfully structured and elegant drop. Perfectly paired with some charcuterie meats.

VIC - Mornington Peninsula

Expert Reviews

Rating 96 - James Halliday Published 01 July 2018

A mix of clones, open-fermented with a small percentage of whole bunches (less than 5%), 15 days on skins, matured for 11 months in French puncheons (20% new). Bright, clear crimson; more immediately accessible than Block 6, and likely to remain so. It's floral and fragrant, with bright red fruits running smoothly like a stream, pebbles (aka tannins) on its bed in no way breaking the flow.

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95 Points

The grapes are all from the estate and the wine was 25% whole-bunch fermented. Forest-floor aromas combine with cherry, smoke and humus notes. It’s full bodied, rich and concentrated, fresh and very long on the palate. A bold wine with a bright future.

Australian Gourmet Traveller WINE, Aug/Sep 2019

Winery Tasting Notes


Deep crimson.


A perfumed and floral aroma.


The palate is finely structured and concentrated with a host of tightly packed red berry fruits. Polished and poised, the glossy sheen of subtle French oak is beautifully integrated in the background. Super silky tannins, and with incredible length.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal - 2019 Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Awards

Gold Medal - Class 32, Pinot Noir 2018 & Younger, 96 Points - Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2019

Pinot Noir Provenance Award - Awarded for consistent award-winning quality over the years, for vintages: 2018, 2016 & 2012 - 2019 Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Awards

Victorian Wines of Provenance - Class 63, Victorian Red Wines of Provenance, 2018/2012/2008 Vintages - Royal Melbourne Wine Awards 2019

Silver Medal - 90 Points - A great start on the nose, with intense ripe dark cherries, freshly ground roasted coffee beans and a smoky, spicy background. This is very expressive, with a soft and juicy palate, silky tannins and zesty, cranberry juice-like acidity - International Wine and Spirit Competition 2019

VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
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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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