Ripe and somewhat lush like many of the new release Yering Station wines but to my mind this pulls it off spectacularly. I have a big soft spot for Yarra Valley Cab Sauv, cooler climate Cabernet produces a delightful fruit bomb with a velvet lusciousness that is right up my alley.
There really is a lot to like about this Cabernet, from the get-go a plethora of rich ripe fruit engulfs the nose, with notes of mint and truffle in the mix. The palate is beautifully weighted, with blackcurrant, dark chocolate and tobacco hints all vying for attention. Tannins are soft and elegant but provide more than sufficient backbone for a long, silky finish.
The pedigree of prior vintages suggest that cellaring for 15-20 will benefit, but this is drinking very, very well in its youth. Don't hold back!
Awards and Accolades
BRONZE - Yarra Valley Wine Show
2014 Vintage: 94 Points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "Open-fermented, 80% with 21 days on skins, 20% for 42 days (fermentation 21 days), matured in French oak (25% new) for 18 months. This bold approach, seeking to extract every bit of fruit, has worked, moving the wine into its own course left of centre of the usual Yarra Valley elegance, but making up for that through its intensity."
From the Winery
Fermentation method: hand plunged open fermenters and static tanks time in barrel 18 months Yeast type: bdx Skin contact time: 15-60 days fermentation time 15 days MLF: 100.00% with the use of extended time on skins, we can achieve a rich structural density with the palate remaining soft and supple..
Don't Pay: $40.00
WBW Rating: 95/100
Region: Yarra Valley, VIC
Winemaker: Willy Lund
Drink now until: 2030
Alc/Vol: 14 %
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