94 out of 100
by Lisa Perotti-Brown
Sandra de Pury describes it as a “near faultless” season on the hallowed hill that is Yeringberg. “At Yeringberg we make elegant single-vineyard wines with remarkable longevity, such as the wines made in 1915 by Guill’s father George, which were still drinking well at 80 years old.”
Remember 1915? Well, Yeringberg does. Its incredible history is well documented, and the way it continues to forge ahead as a standard bearer for the Yarra Valley is really something to celebrate. We tasted these wines in that gorgeous, atmospheric shed earlier this year and were truly moved.
The release comes when the quality of 2018 has been confirmed several times over, yet these will likely stop you in your tracks. Right across the board they exude the pedigree of season and site, as well as the judgment that only a few have had the wisdom and good fortune to accrue.“2018 will long be remembered as one of the great Yarra Valley vintages,” says Sandra.
Refresh your memory – and your senses – at every opportunity.
Almost coy and somewhat bashful to begin with, aromas of white peach, nectarine and wheatmeal slowly emerge from the glass, with an overlay of cashew, apple strudel and shortbread complexity adding to the interest as the intensity builds with time. Generous and understated as always, the palate continues in the same theme, managing to balance purity, finesse and stunning clarity within a powerful, concentrated framework, where everything stands in perfect proportion. Pretty, with some citrus elements and hinting at the exotic, there’s a drive, complexity and sense of rich reserve that promise a fascinating future. – Sandra de Pury