James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion results for 2018 have been announced and once again Yering Station has received a 5 Star Winery rating.
2015 Yering Station Scarlett Pinot Noir | Buy Here
It’s a deceptive wine because it’s quite ethereal, with wafts of wild strawberries and sweet cherries, pippy and spicy, all delicately constructed over the medium-weighted palate. And yet laser precise tannins ensure that this has depth and power but never loses its class. A special wine honouring Nathan Scarlett, Rathbones technical viticulturist, who died in ’13.
2015 Yering Station Reserve Shiraz Viognier | Buy Here
It’s stonkingly good. From the dark purple hue, the excellent fruit – an array of plum flavours, perfectly seasoned with pepper, cinnamon and oak spice – to the killer tannins encompassing restrained power. Seriously good wine.
2015 Yering Station Reserve Chardonnay | Buy Here
This is both impressive and refined. Its not always easy to strike such a balance. A Chardonnay that drives long and pure, yet has substance. Complex sulphides and leesy characters, flinty, balanced oak, so detailed and moreish it demands you come back for another taste. And you do. It’s seamless.
2015 Yering Station Reserve Pinot Noir | Buy Here
This is a beautifully subtle and detailed wine. Finesse and elegance are its drivers, with silky fine tannins neatly threaded through the barely medium-bodied palate, plus refreshing acidity and a delicate mix of spiced cherries. Screwcap.
2015 Yering Station Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon | Buy Here
Compelling and convincing, with florals, currants and blackberries, not too sweet; it has a savoury edge, with the oak seamlessly integrated. Perfectly ripe tannins with poise and presence ensure that this is lovely now, but will be more so in years to come.
2015 Yering Station Chardonnay | Buy Here
A carefully shaped wine, the emphasis on elegance and balance, length a Yarra Valley given. It is so pristine that it needs time to show its ultimate potential, but can’t be gainsayed now. Screwcap.
2014 Yering Station Reserve Pinot Noir | Sold Out
The colour shows expected development, the bouquet and palate likewise. It is a very complex pinot, with dark spices, cedar and forest notes intertwined with its cherry and plum fruit. A nice dab of tannin completes an impressive wine. Screwcap.
2015 Yering Station Pinot Noir | Buy Here
Estate grown, matured in French puncheons for 11 months. The highly fragrant bouquet already has bewitching spicy notes, part fruit, part oak-derived. Spicy notes continue to flow through the long palate; with time, the oak will diminish and fruit spice will increase. The ’15 vintage was high in quality, as this wine demonstrates.
2015 Yering Station Village Pinot Noir – 93 points | Buy Here
2014 Yering Station Village Shiraz Viognier – 92 points | Sold Out
2016 Yering Station Village Chardonnay – 91 points | Buy Here
2015 Yering Station Little Yering Chardonnay – 90 points | Sold Out, 2016 Available
2015 Yering Station Little Yering Shiraz- 90 points | Buy Here
2014 Yering Station Cabernet Sauvignon – 90 points| Sold out, 2015 Available
To download the James Halliday Wine Companion 2018 results please click here