Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1 2010 | Ready Now | 94pts x2
RP94+ | Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1 2010 is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot from estate vines planted in 1969. In addition, a deep garnet color. While the Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1 2010 offers notes of ripe black currants, cloves, pencil shavings, tree bark and mulberries with hints dried Mediterranean herbs and anise. Medium-bodied, this is a Bordeaux blend built to age, with a firm level of ripe, finely grained tannins and great acid line cutting through the concentrated blackberry and spice flavor layers. The finish is very long. Though approachable now, it should drink best 2014 to 2025+.
94AG Vinous | Brilliant ruby. Intense red and dark berry, licorice, cigar box and candied rose scents are lifted by a vibrant mineral overtone. While sappy black currant and bitter cherry flavors deepen and pick up a smoky element with air. Yet, a subtle tobacco note emerges slowly, adding a touch of earthiness that doesn’t distract from the juicy fruit. Powerful yet lithe; finishes impressively long and spicy. Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1 2010 displays excellent focus and smooth, even tannins.
James Halliday’s 2017 Winemaker of the Year
Of course, serious Bordeaux blends are not meant to be drunk young. Unfortunately, far too many are uncorked before their most generous moments. Today, that’s not an issue. The Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1 2010 is perfectly aged, after eight years of cellar slumber. While flaunting gorgeous layers of dark berry, seamlessly interwoven with pipe tobacco, leather, and spice. With age, firm tannins have softened to luxurious silk, lingering for miles on the finish. Hence, this Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1 2010 comes highly recommended, with Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate awarding it 94+ points and Antonio Galloni at Vinous at 94. James Halliday, who knows Aussie wines better than anyone, considers Yarra Yering a 5-star winery. And of course, Sarah Crowe was his 2017 Winemaker of the Year.
Winemaker Sarah Crowe
While she has a deep appreciation for the Cabernets of Bordeaux and Napa, Crowe doesn’t seek to emulate them. Yet she makes distinctly terroir-driven wines that speak to the cool-climate Yarra in all of its elegant splendor. The Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1 2010 has earned high praise from numerous critics. Vinous hailed the 2010 as “Powerful yet lithe,” and “impressively long and spicy, displaying excellent focus and smooth, even tannins. So, following eight years of cellaring, this magnificent wine is now in its prime, and will continue to drink beautifully for years to come.
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|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Double 94 point Aussie Bordeaux Blend from 2017 Winemaker of the Year Sarah Crowe | Resplendent, Ready Now!|
|Why now?||Special Cellar Release | $75 w/free ship on 2+|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||RP94+ | 94AG Vinous | 4.2 Vivino|
|What is it?||Yarra Valley Australia Red Blend|
|What’s in it?||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot | ABV 13%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2025+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Poultry, Comfort Foods & Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Great Wine appreciative Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Special Event | Intimate Dinner | Celebrating Life|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 15 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||As many as budget permits | Free ship on 2+|