Yarra Yering, Underhill Shiraz, 2004
Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
Bottle size: 75cl
WA: 96 points
I had the 2005 of this recently and it was an absolute stunner. Even more excited about the 2004 which Robert Parker gave 96 points and said it is one of the finest examples of this wine
Planted in 1973 this 8 acre block of Shiraz at the western extremity of the Yarra Yering vineyard. This vineyard has a proven pedigree and it will continue to evolve for many more years under suitable cellaring. Hand harvested and destemmed with no crushing to retain whole berries, directly to the Yarra Yering half-tonne open-fermenters. High use of stalk baskets to increase stalk tannins, structure and interest. Basket pressed and aged for 18 months in French oak puncheons (500L) only 30% new oak.
Started by the legendary Dr Bailey Carrodus and frequently named among the top Yarra Valley wineries, Yarra Yering’s proud tradition is being continued to great acclaim by current winemaker Sarah Crowe. Sarah, who was recently named James Halliday's 2017 Winemaker of the Year, focuses on giving individual blocks and varieties the time and attention they deserve to continue making high-quality wine.