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2014 Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 2

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2014 Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 2

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James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Shiraz, with a small percentage of mataro, was co-fermented with viognier and marsanne. While the colour is not particularly deep, the fragrance of the wine is exceptional, the intensity of the juicy spray of red fruits on the vibrant palate even more so. This is an iron fist in a velvet glove, the flavours lingering long after the wine has been swallowed. The inheritance of the late Bailey Carrodus is being carefully guarded.
Drink by 2032
98
Gary Walsh (2012 Vintage) says
Meat, capsicum, pepper and black fruit, then stone fruit and flowers. Medium bodied with dark chocolate and stewed flavours, but also the brightness of clean perfectly integrated acidity and layers of detail. Slick glossy texture with buried tannin – deceptive and quite beautiful – and an almost breath freshening cool finish of super length. Quirky. Great to drink. One of a kind.
2016 - 2025+
95
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
A blend of shiraz, mataro, viognier and marsanne, shiraz the major player. The hue is excellent, the bouquet is fragrant, and the medium-bodied palate positively sings; the red fruits are wreathed in a web of fine spices, mainly fruit-derived, but in part from French oak. A lovely, unforced wine. Drink now or in 20 years.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
96
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Purple-crimson; the shiraz/viognier co-fermentation of Dry Red No. 2 has worked its usual magic; the wine is wonderfully lively, yet complex, with elegance and intensity to its mix of spice, red and black fruits, fine tannins and quality oak. All this and more at 13.5% alcohol.
Wine Authority 2012
94
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Purple-crimson; the Shiraz/Viognier co-fermentation has worked its usual magic; the wine is wonderfully lively, yet complex, with elegance and intensity to its mix of spice, red and black fruits, fine tannins and quality oak. All this and more at 13.5% alcohol.
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
94
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
Very finely crafted, with a heady bouquet of black and red berries, alluring floral notes and fresh creamy cedar/mocha oak backed by suggestions of briar and exotic spices. It's long and silky, with a luscious, rather polished but supple presence of pristine berry/plum/cherry fruit underpinned by a dusty spine of tight-knit, kernelly tannins. It finishes with simply beautiful focus and charm.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
97
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Relatively bright but light colour; a super-elegant, supple palate and spotless bouquet; natural acidity gives the wine its special brightness and length; new French oak and tannins play a pure support role to a classy wine that has tremendous length.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
95
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Quite cooked, stewed and green-edged, with a light expression of plums and berries. More importantly, it carries a significant measure of smoke taint.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
80
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Shiraz viognier with a nod to the Rhône’s Cornas and St Joseph style, these wines have the olives and herbs and the savoury. The wines have the richness of old vines and elegance.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
complex, fragrant bouquet foreshadows a palate with tremendous thrust and vitality to its array of spicy, ripe black fruits, which have a backbone of sweetness; imposing length
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
A developing leathery red whose earthy presence of cassis, raspberries, plums and blackberries is backed by dark pepper, clove and cinnamon-like spice and meaty reductive nuances. Smooth and polished, with rich fruit and mocha/chocolate qualities, it becomes rather cooked and raisin-like towards a drying and just slightly edgy finish, where it also reveals some greenish undertones.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
90
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Deeply coloured; has more focus and intensity than the Underhill, with more spice and more complexity to the fruit; the texture, likewise, is excellent.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
95
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
An opulent and hedonistic shiraz-viognier blend whose slightly gamey bouquet of fully-ripened blackberries, dark plums and sweet chocolate/vanilla oak is lifted by a spicy, floral perfume.Smooth and silky, it's richly endowed with sumptuous, succulent fruit, extending long towards a drying finish. Reflecting the meaty, spicy flavours of a warm year, it's also underpinned by fine.dustypowdery tannins.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
95
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
Shiraz viognier with a nod to the Rhône’s Cornas and St Joseph style, these wines have the olives and herbs and the savoury. The wines have the richness of old vines and elegance.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
91
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Fragrant red and black fruits on the bouquet; wonderfully fine and silky mouthfeel, with lovely red fruit flavours, the finest tannins and seamless oak. One of the best ever Dry Red No. 2. Shiraz/Viognier/Marsanne
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
96
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
A classic wire of silkiness, perfume and elegance. Its heady, floral bouquet of vibrant black and red berries, dark chocolate, cedar and vanilla oak, musky spices and meaty undertones precedes a smooth, delightfully fine-grained and surprisingly sumptuous palate. Its intense, spicy dark fruits extend well down towards the lingering, savoury finish, white the viognier smoothes over the fine and slightly powdery tannins with ease. Very balanced and complete.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
97
Rob Geddes MW (2004 Vintage) says
Shiraz viognier with a nod to the Rhône’s Cornas and St Joseph style, these wines have the olives and herbs and the savoury. The wines have the richness of old vines and elegance.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
90
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Fragrant; more complex than the Underhill, but arguably not better; the viognier component assists the supple, smooth, medium-bodied palate. Sold out, this tasting note for interest.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
James Halliday (1998 Vintage) says
Medium to full red-purple; the bouquet is strongly savoury/spicy, with touches of roasted hazelnuts surrounding the lovely sweet cherry and plum fruit which comes through strongly in the mouth. Sweet, soft and ripe tannins round off the finish; once again, the oak has been absorbed by the fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2001 2001
94
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium to full purple-red; excellent, ripe liquorice and cherry varietal fruit is complexed by oak on the bouquet. As expected, dark berry, liquorice and plum fruit flavours make the palate what it is, although ripe tannins do ripple through from start to finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
94
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Medium purple-red; the bouquet is redolent of glossy minty/cherry shiraz varietal fruit, the palate with abundant ripe fruit, balanced by a hint of leaf and briar, but, interestingly, no spice. Lingering acidity on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
92

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