Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1 2021


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Yarra Valley, Australia
100 points




Introducing Yarra Yering Block No. 1 Reserve: a testament to heritage, meticulous craftsmanship, and the artistry of winemaking. From the historic roots of our Cabernet vines, first planted in 1969, to the nuanced blend of Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, each element of this wine embodies our dedication to excellence.

Hand-harvested and meticulously sorted, only the finest berries earn their place in this exceptional blend. Our Cabernet grapes undergo individual berry sorting, enhancing the wine's structure with each crush. Meanwhile, the Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot undergo whole berry fermentation, imbuing the wine with a fragrant bouquet and luxurious palate weight.

Crafted with care, our wine is fermented in half-tonne fermenters and hand-plunged twice daily, ensuring optimal extraction of flavors and tannins. A portion of our Cabernet component matures in a brand-new 3500L upright oak cask, spending eight weeks on skins to develop complexity and savory notes. All varietals mature gracefully in French oak, with 40% new oak infusion, culminating in a harmonious blend after 15 months of barrel maturation.

The result is a wine of unparalleled character and depth. Bursting with blackberry fruits and underscored by a rustic iodine essence, hints of bay leaf add a subtle herbal lift. Delicate notes of mixed brown spices and oak intertwine with velvety tannins, creating a symphony of flavor that evolves gracefully on the palate.

Balanced acidity and fine tannins provide a sturdy foundation for the wine's long future, promising a journey of continual evolution and discovery. Complex yet approachable, Yarra Yering Block No. 1 Reserve is an invitation to savor the timeless allure of fine Australian winemaking.


100 points

The unique ability of Cabernet Sauvignon to unite the contrasts of perfumed lightness with deep concentration, grace with structure and elegance with enduring longevity is unparalleled in the wine world. Its finest expressions are at once emphatically fragrant and lighter than air and yet deeper, more concentrated, more enduring and more structured. No Australian wine of the modern era exemplifies this profound juxtaposition more dramatically than Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No 1 2021. I anointed the 2019 vintage Wine of the Year in my inaugural year of editing the Halliday Wine Companion and personally scored it 99 points. The 2021 is unequivocally an even greater wine, with a line and length on an altogether different level. Is this the perfect Cabernet blend? It’s been nine years since I’ve rated an Australian table wine 100 points (Grange 2010) and it’s time again. Number one, indeed.


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Serving Temp.
14-16 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2035
Food pairing
Beef and Venison

Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1 2021

Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1 2021

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