Yarra Yering, as the name implies, is from Yarra Valley in Victoria. If you’re not already familiar with Yarra Yering they make wines of distinction, with very low yields, very deep flavour and richness in both red and white wines that reflect Victoria’s elegant wine producing terroir.
This Underhill Shiraz has a lot of ripe juicy fruit flavour and chewy tannins, but with a more savoury dark chocolate and oak laying as its base. Length on the palate is long, and 9 years later this is perfect drinking time now. Back vintages are available from 2001 to 2007.
Yarra Yering have a good range of eclectic fine wines, including what I like to compare together of the Dry Red No. 1, 2 and 3.
Wine / Winery: Underhill Shiraz 2001 / Yarra Yering, Briarty Road Gruyere, Victoria 3770
Value: Reasonable, for a unique wine