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2014 Yarra Yering Underhill Shiraz

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2014 Yarra Yering Underhill Shiraz

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
94
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Smooth and intense but short and varnishy, with a dusty, floral and spiky bouquet of red and black berries and fresh cedar/vanilla oak backed by a spicy fragrance of dried herbs and tomato stalk. It's smooth, gentle and underpinned by pliant, silky tannins, with a volatility evident beneath its presence of attenuated, sour-edged fruit.
The Australian Wine Annual 2013 2012
82
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
90
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Better hue than Gruyere, although no deeper; an elegant, spicy, medium-bodied palate with impressive energy and drive, the mix of red and black fruits with a sprinkling of spice and pepper, the length almost taken for granted.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
94
Jeremy Oliver (2007 Vintage) says
Obviously affected by smoke taint, which is something of a major pity since it is otherwise luscious and juicy, elegant and fine-grained, with a delightful if slightly herbal expression of mulberries, cassis and blackberries.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
82
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Very high-quality cool-grown shiraz from 30+-year-old vines; spice, damson plum and blackberry fruit are seamlessly framed by French oak and exemplary tannins; surges on the long finish
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
95
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
Smooth and polished, with a lifted, spicy, meaty fragrance of blackberries, dark plums, minerals and chocolate, this slightly over-ripened but finely crafted shiraz reveals prune and currant-like flavours that depend a little on newish French oak for palate sweetness. There's some pleasingly vibrant flavour at the front of the palate, but it does finish quite savoury and meaty.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
89
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied, supple and smooth; while the fruit is ripe, with confit plum and redcurrant flavours, it carries the alcohol well; soft tannins and quality oak also help.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
93
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Long, trim and elegant, this typically fine, supple and peppery shiraz delivers an intense, almost opulent perfume of juicy mulberry and blackcurrant fruit backed by nuances of crushed leaves, white pepper and herbal, forest floor-like suggestions. Its plump, ripe and rather succulent palate is backed by an almost fragile extract of fine tannin, finishing long and dry with lingering flavours of dark fruits, licorice and spice.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
94
Angus Hughson (2005 Vintage) says
The Underhill Shiraz is produced from a different vineyard to the other wines with heavier clay soils producing a richer and more powerful wine. With intense blackcurrant fruit underscored by peppery and earthy notes, the palate is plump and ripe in the mouth, yet with precise fruit framed by fine tannins.
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Medium-bodied; highly spicy /cracked pepper/black cherry/blackberry fruit; fine, persistent tannins, and good length
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
93
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Intense aromas of blackberries, sweet mulberries and cranberries are backed by undertones of minerals, cedar/vanilla oak and light herbal nuances. Long, smooth and creamy, its vibrant, almost jujube-like red and black berry fruit overlies a supple chassis of somewhat sappy, fine tannins. It's very pretty, a little leafy and very elegant.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
90
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Good colour; medium-bodied; smooth, supple black fruits and ripe tannins; integrated French oak; very good balance and length.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94
James Halliday (1997 Vintage) says
Medium purple-red; attractive if slightly light spicy berry fruit is accompanied by a nice touch of charry oak on the bouquet. An elegant, supple palate with attractive spice and black cherry flavours; fine tannins run throughout the palate
Australian Wine Companion 2000 1999
94
James Halliday (1996 Vintage) says
Medium red-purple; the bouquet shows a mix of spice, berry, leaf and cherry fruit, the oak evident but restrained. The palate has a light texture, with cherry and spice fruit, and will build complexity, and quite possibly weight, as it ages. As with all the Yarra Yering '96 wines, tasted within weeks of bottling.
Australian Wine Companion 1999 1998
88
James Halliday (1995 Vintage) says
Medium to full red; the usual exotic array of aromas, distinctly ripe (almost, but not quite, porty) with a strong overtone of gamey Rhone Valley character. The palate is ripe and solid, with some dark chocolate to add to the characters of the bouquet, but no spice. Very different to previous vintages, vaguely reminiscent of ripe grenache.
Australian Wine Companion 1998 1997
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