TN: 2004 Yarra Yering Dry Red N°2 (Australia, Victoria, Port Phillip, Yarra Valley)

Looking for some Aussie redemption after a very disappointing Cullen.

Wow did this not disappoint - If only it wasn’t near impossible to find in the US.

Beautiful high toned floral nose of violets, blackberries and black pepper.

First and last impression on the palate is a wonderful taut acid structure. Mostly raspberry fruit, with some hints of black fruit. A touch of white pepper and fine grained tannins. Not a big wine, but i suspect this will age for a long time due to its balance, depth and structure.

I like this style a lot. I suspect blind most would not pick this for Aussie Shiraz - certainly breaks the stereotype. (94 pts.)

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Dry Red Wine No.2

A shiraz-based blend with inspiration drawn from a complex and eclectic assemblage of styles from varying appellations in the principal grape’s spiritual home in France’s Rhône Valley. A perfumed, rich and generous shiraz co-fermented with tiny volumes of viognier and marsanne for vibrancy, suppleness and an extra dimension to its range of expression. Some vintages see the inclusion of mourvèdre to add a further element of intrigue to the mix. Feminine, seductive, beguiling, elegant, hints of cherry & spice.

That’s because the stereotype is built on a couple of warm climate regions (Barossa and Mclaren Vale), when so many of Australia’s wine regions are not.

I get the feeling that importers are starting to take more of an interest in this and that more cooler climate wine will make its way into the US in the coming years.

Unusual having Port Phillip in the nomenclature, most Auusies would just say Yarra valley, Victoria. Just thought it strange, but don’t mind me. :slight_smile:

Big fan of YY. Always outside the square. Strangely enough they are available at Costco here, which is unusual for such a small, boutique old school winery, it seems to be the antithesis of what they are about.


They’re available at Costco in the US? Or Australia?

I’d absolutely pick up more if they were at my local Costco.