96 Points - Jane Faulkner | Very Limited Stocks
The wines of Yarra Yering are always highly sought-after, with the recently released 2019 vintage wines attracting a huge amount of interest. Named 'Winery Of The Year' in the 2022 Halliday Wine Companion, the reputation of this legendary Yarra Valley producer continues to grow. Yarra Yering's Underhill Shiraz is always a beautiful example of the perfumed cool-climate style Shiraz that Yarra Valley is capable of.
The 2019 Yarra Yering Underhill Shiraz is deliciously medium bodied with a touch of aniseed spice, the bright blue plum fruits bring energy to the palate and some black plums and excellent fruit concentration. As always from this block we see some cured meat and a smoke-char interest driving the back palate. A solid core of fruit, the oak is a faint seasoning that plays second fiddle to the fruit.
“96 Points. Fruit from a single block of shiraz planted in 1973, 80/20% whole berries/bunches fermented in a 3500L new oak foudre. Half was then matured for a year in the same foudre, the remainder into used French oak puncheons. There’s so much restraint and purity of fruit across the YY range this vintage, Underhill is no different. Perfumed, savoury, delicate yet complex, pure and long. Lacy tannins and fine acidity work across a lithe palate.”- Jane Faulkner, 2022 Halliday Wine Companion.