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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Yarra Yering Underhill Shiraz 2006
Yarra Yering Underhill Shiraz 2006
(search item no. 125682)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $59.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Underhill Shiraz ruby red with violets and spice on the nose, lush dark fruit on the palate finishing with graphite and iron supported by juicy acidity.
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About Yarra Yering:

Yarra Yering was planted at the foot of the Warramate Hills in 1969 by Dr Bailey Carrodus. In 1973 he released the first commercial vintage of wine from the Yarra Valley since 1923.

The wines are a reflection of this highly individual man, the site he chose so carefully, and the vagaries of the seasons in which they are produced. From the beginning the aim was to produce wines of elegance and sophistication. The vineyard is not irrigated, and this promotes strong root growth deep into the subsoils protecting the vines against the trials of drought, and allowing the fruit to express the characteristics of the terroir in which it is grown.

The vines are hand pruned and cared for by vineyard staff with decades of experience at Yarra Yering. The fruit is hand picked, it is crushed gently by the old crusher destemmer and fermented in small batches, before being hand pressed in the basket press. Maturation is in carefully selected French oak casks and the wine is bottled on site. These are artisan produced wines of the highest quality. Yarra Yering maintains a proud heritage established by an extraordinary man.