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2012 Yering Station Pinot Noir

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2012 Yering Station Pinot Noir

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Wine Companion (2013 Vintage) says
Pretty as a picture but with enough weight of fruit to give an impression of substance. Lightish colour with morello cherry, ground spice and cedary oak notes rolling logically through. Combines sweetness and savouriness well, and wraps both in soft, velvety arms.
Drink by 2020
94
Campbell Mattinson (2013 Vintage) says
I tasted this earlier this year and liked it a lot; I like it even more now. It’s become more undergrowthy, more complex. It’s light in colour but awash with morello cherry and twiggy spice notes, a seasoning of sweet/cedary oak playing amicably with the wine’s strengths. It’s one of those pinots you just want to lap up. Complex drinkability.
2015 - 2021
94
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Never judge a pinot noir by its (lack of) colour is an old saying, never truer than here. While the colour is, if anything, even lighter than the Village, and the wine barely medium-bodied, it has beautiful focus, line and length to its assemblage of small red fruits backed by silky tannins and totally integrated French oak.
By 2022
Wine Companion
95
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Yering Station has grown up, returning to the heyday of its heady era of pinot noir glory with more delicacy of gorgeous rose petal, violet and cherry kernel perfume than ever. Whole bunch fermentation is masterfully controlled, slipping into a silky gown of fine, supple tannins.
2011 - 2016
Wine Taste - Edition 22
94
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Smooth and stylish, long and generously flavoured, this young pinot will certainly flesh out with time in the bottle. Its sweet floral perfume of dark cherries, plums and earthy, rose garden undertones precedes a velvety palate supported by fine, pliant tannins, finishing with softness and suppleness.
The Australian Wine Annual
92
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
A slightly muffled nose here: plenty of spice and some ripe plum fruits, boot polish, earthy, savoury complexity and a brooding impression. The palate's a straightforward, juicy mouthful of dark-cherry flavour and chewy tannin. Would like to see more finesse here.
2014
The Good Wine Guide
91
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2013
90
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
93
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
Nice weight and spicy berry fruit in this Yarra pinot noir; it makes a ripe but poised impression and oak is well in check. The palate delivers juicy, lively flavour; cherries and chocolate are here in nice balanced shape and travelling long, fine and even right throughout.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
91
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Light, bright red; lifted red cherry/berry fruit aromas, then a light-bodied palate with fresh red fruit flavours and silky tannins. Elegant light style.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Simple, leafy and confectionery, with a light, minty expression of raspberries and strawberries that reveals some stressed aspects. It's forward, but becomes quite hollow in mid-palate, finishing quite lean and dried out, lacking length and ripeness.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
80
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
A great vintage for Yering Station, producing a pristine and approachable style. It's a pure and varietal wine, with focused red cherry and raspberry fruit and suggestions of nutmeg. Fine, supple tannins support its long red cherry finish.
92
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Reliable floral and succulent pinot. Raspberry and strawberry, crunchy varietal depth, nice length and flavour,
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
87
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Reliable floral and succulent pinot. Raspberry and strawberry, crunchy varietal depth, nice length and flavour, very true to the variety.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
89
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Stronger colour than many from '07; likewise, more powerful than prior vintages, with tannins quite evident, although not excessive; plum and black fruits will hold the palate for the longer term.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Classic pinot noir bouquet, flavour and structure, the oak much less obvious than prior releases, fruit more to the front without sacrificing finesse. Outstanding value.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
95
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
A Beaune-like, firmish and very ripe pinot whose floral, musky perfume of redcurrants, red cherries, raspberries and plums, sweet cedar/vanilla oak, cloves and cinnamon has a lifted floral quality. Its palate is more evolved, with rustic earthy influences beneath its meaty, raisin-like fruit, finishing long and savoury.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
90
Campbell Mattinson (2006 Vintage) says
If you want consistency, go to Yering Station. The wines are elegant and refined, and there is never a dud among them, at any level. Or so it can easily seem. 2006 RELEASE Classic pinot noir. Extremely varietal. Bursts of floral, undergrowthy, cherried scent, lots of tangy, medium-bodied flavour, good length and a sense of resonance once you've finished the bottle - you remember it, and want to go back and buy more. Nice (understated) oak handling too. DRINK 2008-2012.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
91
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Reliable floral and succulent pinot. Raspberry and strawberry, crunchy varietal depth, nice length and flavour,
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
88
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
Reliable floral and succulent pinot. Raspberry and strawberry, crunchy varietal depth, nice length and flavour,
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
86
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Good hue; firm, fresh bright plum and black cherry fruit; still to unfurl its wings; simply needs time.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
92
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Smooth simple and approachable, this lively young pinot marries vibrant raspberry, cherry and plum like fruit with regained cedar/vanilla oak and silky, sappy tannin. There's a hint of stewed fruit but plenty of confectionary brightness and a structured, savoury finish.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
88
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Powerful, ripe plum, black cherry and spice; supple and smooth; immaculate oak and tannin management.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
93
Jeremy Oliver (2003 Vintage) says
Light, confectionary and herbal, with some lively berry/cherry fruit, but a little greenish and hollow.
Australian Wine Annual 2006 2005
86
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Elegant, aromatic, cherry, strawberry and plum; at the lighter end of the spectrum for the 2002 vintage, but has length and a lingering finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
90
James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
Light to medium-bodied; still clean and fresh, but has not developed overmuch complexity.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
88
James Halliday (2000 Vintage) says
Light to medium red-purple; spicy oak and light strawberry fruit on the bouquet are followed by a light, spicy, savoury palate which lacks the expected richness of fruit from this vintage.
Australian Wine Companion 2003 2002
85
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium red; light, sappy/gamey fruit aromas are followed by a lively palate, again with some foresty/sappy characters; neatly handled oak helps a wine which will become quite Burgundian over the next few years.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
86
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; a quite powerful bouquet with a mix of earth, plum and spice, and hints of carbonic maceration is followed by a solid/plummy/cherry palate, still showing primary fruit flavours. Has time to go.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
85

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