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Yarra Yering Merlot

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Yarra Yering Merlot

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Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
A sumptuous, polished, smooth and complex merlot whose deep fragrance of dark plums, blackberries and dark cherries is handsomely backed by cedar/vanilla oak, suggestions of minerals, undergrowth and a slight meatiness. Supported by fine-grained chassis of dusty tannin, its exceptionally long, succulent and harmonious palate deftly marries sour-edged fruit and savoury oak, finishing with an invigorating acidity.
Australian Wine Annual 2009 2008
96
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Of undoubted pedigree and quality; medium-bodied; red fruits dominant on the long and silky palate, tannins seamlessly interwoven into the fabric of the wine, oak where it should be.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
95
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
A ripe, generous and deeply fruited merlot whose delicate, floral and dark-fruited aromas of mulberries, dark cherries and plums knit neatly with sweet cedar/vanilla oak. Framed by rather kernel-like tannin, its sumptuous expression of dark berry/cherry flavour and dusty, newish oak culminates in a persistent, meaty finish of refreshing acidity. It's all about restrained power.
Australian Wine Annual 2008 2007
94
Jeremy Oliver (2004 Vintage) says
Finely honed supple and willowy merlot with a floral perfume of black cherries cassis and mulberries backed by cedar/vanilla oak and herbal and tobaccoey undertones. Long and smooth its vibrant cherry/plum/cassis fruit and restrained oak reveal some faint dusty leafy undertones. It's tightly integrated and brightly flavoured but lacks the length for a higher rating.
Australian Wine Annual 2007 2006
93
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Light colour; light- to medium-bodied; savoury/earthy/olive/spice varietal character, but does not have enough structure or weight at its price point.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
89

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