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Dry Red No 1 is Yarra Yering's Cabernet blend, or as the winery describes it, "a classic claret-style". This 2019 Yarra Yering Dry Red No 1 is compromised of a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (67%), Merlot (15%), Malbec (12%) and Petit Verdot (6%).
Always one of the most sought-after premium wine releases of the year, the 2019 Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1 has been even more highly anticipated than usual. Named 'Wine Of The Year' in the 2022 Halliday Wine Companion, Yarra Yering was also declared 'Winery Of The Year'. As such we expect our very limited stocks to sell out quickly.
This is an incredibly elegant, medium-bodied wine; the palate shows power and restraint at the same time, the iron fist in a velvet glove. Beautiful fruit, a bright acid drive and tannins that form a solid foundation for the long future. Brooding but not intimidating, this will be exciting to watch evolve.
"98 Points. 67/15/12/6% cabernet sauvignon/merlot/malbec/petit verdot. The first plantings at YY into block No 1 were these cabernet and malbec vines, hence the name. Some merlot was interplanted with the cabernet and subsequent plantings in 1990 from a newly acquired neighbouring site. Petit verdot is only grown on the hillside of the new territories. All hand harvested and sorted, only the very best berries go into this wine. Cabernet berries sorted individually before crushed. Merlot, malbec and petit verdot are whole-berry ferments. All fermented in half-tonne fermenters, hand plunged twice daily. Some of the cabernet spends more time on skins. Components are kept separate in French oak 40% new, 15 months all up then blended just before bottling. This is mesmerising. Do take time to bask in its fragrance - all floral and spicy with some aniseed and fresh herbs. Enjoy the poised fruit flavours of blackberries, mulberries and a hint of blueberries coated in spicy oak and tethered to the body of the wine. Pulsing acidity and beautiful tannin structure shape this and offer a promise of more to come in time. Wow - what a wine. 13.5% alc. Drink by 2039. Screw cap."- Jane Faulkner, Halliday Wine Companion 2022.
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