2006 Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1
Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
Gorgeous red fruits, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, fragrant oak, layers and depth to beat the band, really elegant and lovely. Enjoy with your best mates!
$76.50 as part of a mixed case.
Temporarily out of stock. ETA pending.
"A powerfully structured wine of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot added for complexity, the 2006 Dry Red No 1 offers concentrated aromas of black cherries and cassis with hints of olive and earth notes in the background. The palate is interwoven with cedary, French oak characters with integrated tannins running in unison along the long, silky finish. This is a wine of great clarity and depth and one that will age beautifully over the next 20+ years."
"In his search for purity, Dr. Carrodus has maintained his classically proportioned, elegant style of winemaking. Grapes are hand-harvested into small containers before being gently lowered into an antique crusher-destemmer. From there, the must flows into custom designed fermenters - vintage tea chests lined with stainless steel and propped on wheels. When necessary, cooling is achieved by lowering ice blocks into these unique vessels. Maturation is carried out in lightly toasted barrels before the wines are bottled in the simplest of packaging, reflecting the purity of the wines with in. Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak barriques. 13.5% alc."
"94 pts ... Inky red color. Sexy, expressive bouquet of fresh raspberry, cherry, Asian spices and incense. Zesty redcurrant and wild strawberry flavors display palate-staining intensity and no excess fat, with an exotic spicecake quality emerging on the back end. This put on sweetness with aeration and left a clinging red berry preserve quality behind while maintaining its energy. One of the ￼sexiest young wines I've ever had from this producer.' --07/08
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Sorry, sold out. Awaiting ETA on next vintage.