2021 Dry Red Wine No. 1

Medal One
Medal Two

Black berry fruits and a rustic iodine feel compliment some bay leaf adding a background herbal lift. Mixed brown spices and a hint of oak; flavour and tannin. Beautiful fruit, refreshing acidity and fine tannins form a solid foundation for a long future. Complex but not intimidating, always exciting to watch evolve.

$80.00 - $155.00
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100 Points – Tyson Stelzer, Wine Press

98 Points - Halliday Wine Companion 2024

98 Points – Huon Hooke, The Real Review

96 Points – Ned Goodwin for James Suckling

Langton’s Classified, “Outstanding”

Platinum Medal, 97 Points – Decanter World Wine Awards 2023

Gold Medal, 2022 Melbourne Royal Wine Awards

Gold Medal, Yarra Valley Wine Show 2022

Gold Medal, 2023 Royal Queensland Wine Show

4.5 stars, 2023 Winewise Championship


All hand harvested and sent across a sorting table, only the very best berries go into this wine. The Cabernet fruit is individually berry sorted before being crushed to build structure through fermentation. Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot are whole berry ferments for fragrance and to build palate weight. The majority fermented in half-tonne fermenters and hand plunged twice daily. One third of the Cabernet component fermented in a brand new 3500L upright oak cask and spending 8 weeks on skins for complexity and to build the savoury component. All matured in French oak, 40% new until blending after 15 months barrel maturation.

Technical Data

Varietals: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, 11% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot

Region: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia.

Vines: The first plantings at Yarra Yering into block No. 1 were these Cabernet vines and the name was born. The Malbec was also part of the original 1969 plantings. Merlot vines were originally interplanted with the Cabernet, with subsequent plantings made in 1990 on the newly acquired neighbouring land along with the Petit Verdot.

Cellaring: Ideally some bottle maturation will give this wine time to unfurl. Under suitable cellaring conditions it will evolve for 20+ years if you wish to show restraint, otherwise choose your occasion and enjoy!

Alcohol: 13.5%