Cabernet is without doubt the Yarra Valley’s secret weapon and continues to impress us with its understated elegance. Yarraloch manage to make wines that exhibit the best of the region. This is a versatile food wine that would go well with lamb as well as mature cheeses. Tantalising aromas of blackcurrant and violets lead to a long and elegant palate of black fruits and soft tannins.
This wine shows fresh blackcurrant, violets and hints of smokey oak on the bouquet. The palate is medium weight with ripe blackcurrants, integrated charred oak and firm tannins on the finish.
expert reviews about
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Fragrant and herbaceous in character with a dominant red fruit theme driving the wine; medium-bodied with plush tannins and savoury underpinning of sage and toasty oak; fine, long and precise.2020Australian Wine Companion 2012
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Bright crimson; a fragrant bouquet, then a penetrating palate, opening with blackcurrant fruit before finishing in a savoury tannin mode; good acidity ensures future development.Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A quite intense and long palate in a Bordeaux mould, with notes of cedar, earth and briar; reflects the particular type of approach to maceration and tannins; excellent length.Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Savoury, earthy Bordeaux style; super-fine tannins define the texture and, to a degree, the austere dark berry flavours; cries out for time.Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006