Yering Station Shiraz Viognier 2018 | 95 points of Aussie Goodness
Yering Station Shiraz Viognier 2018 presents a Deep purple-black center with a purple-pink rim. Aromas of blackberry, cracked pepper, red plum, and a touch of mint lift from the glass. The palate shows tones of wild violets, licorice, and vanilla. Voluminous on the mid-palate and directional on the finish, this Shiraz-Viognier has a fantastic balance of flowers, spice, and vibrant fruit flavors from start to finish. Drink now- 2033.
95JH | Silky, slinky and sexy. Everything in harmony from the dark fruits and spices to the cedary French oak adding another complexing layer and some deli meats in the mix. Juicy across the palate with such velvety tannins adding to the pleasure.
Rare Prize | Oft-sold-out Blockbuster
So, few wineries evoke the glory of Yarra Valley like Yering Station. A historical treasure, being a 180-year-old Victoria institution lauded by Vinous as among the “all-star line-up of Australian producers. Yet, boasting a world-class Pinot Noir that’s landed on Wine Spectator’s Top 100.
But one rare prize from this estate has eluded a number of collectors and Australian enthusiasts, due to its scarcity and demand: the oft-sold-out blockbuster Shiraz-Viognier bottling. Of course, Yering Station Shiraz Viognier 2016 being a cuvée that’s “rapidly becoming a favorite” according to Wine Enthusiast. While combining dark fruit muscularity and tannic elegance with absolute finesse.
About Yering Station | Winemaker Willy Lynn
So, Yering Station’s history began in 1834. Then two Scottish brothers ventured into the territory. While planting the first-ever vineyard in Victoria and keeping the land’s Aboriginal name. Swiss winemaker Paul de Castella took over the property in the 1850s and became the region’s viticultural pioneer, earning international success with a Grand Prix award at the Universal Exhibition in Paris back in 1889.
So, our friend, winemaker Willy Lunn, keeps this estate’s incredible legacy alive. While we first met back when he was at the top Willamette Valley winery Argyle. Now, becoming a star of Australian viticulture in his own right and one of its best-known cool-climate specialists. Kudos for the Yering Station Shiraz Viognier 2018.