One of Australia’s most beautiful Bordeaux blends and for us, incomparably elegant. Claret in style, Yeringberg Cabernets is classically styled and with the 2018 vintage, we tasted a ripeness, concentration and density of fruit seen only in the very best of vintages. Blackcurrant, blackberry, cherry and black plum, with lifted floral scents, thyme and cigar box. Effortlessly elegant, and typical of this wine, real power that’s seamlessly integrated and almost hidden behind the fine tannins. Detailed and texturally complex, plump and sinuous. The sort of wine that you would be happy to ponder over extended hours, doubtless, needing another. Waters Wine Co.
Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Cabernet Franc 13%, Merlot 11%, Petit Verdot 10%, Malbec 8%. As always, our Bordeaux blend is a perfect example of the saying that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. The 2018 vintage is a great example, seamlessly combining depth and power with purity, elegance and finesse. An imposing nose of cassis, violets, plum and roasted peppers, with aromas of graphite, cigar box, cedar and bay – everything in place, well controlled, perfectly proportioned. The palate, powerful this vintage, opens in typically generous and fleshy style, with ripe black fruits, plummy Merlot plushness, and wonderful floral lift, while the ample, well-knit tannins provide savoury shape and structure. The palate finishes with effortless length and complexity. This is a wine to enjoy now, but as always, a wine that will reward cellaring over 15 to 20 years. – Sandra de Pury, Yeringberg