Yabby Lake Pinot Noir 2017 Offer

TOP 25 Red Wines over $30 JAMES HALLIDAY

The winemaking philosophy at Yabby Lake is expression over impression, crafting wines that reflect the spirit of the season and vineyard. JAMES HALLIDAY

Ahhh boy… If there’s one winemaker that just keeps on giving it’s Tom Carson from Yabby Lake. This previous Jimmy Watson winner has raked up more awards than I can list and has rapidly gained a reputation for excellence. The combination of the cool maritime-climate of Mornington Peninsula along with it’s incredibly broad range of microclimates and variations in soil has resulted in an influx of producers planting and expanding, making it a hot ticket region.

Jancis Robinson has likened Yabby Lake to the French Burgundies, claiming it as ‘an alternative to red Burgundy’ only with a much more appealing price tag. I’m not surprised with Tom’s extensive travel and time spent there doing vintage over the years, he’s bound to have picked up a trick or two. The fusion of earthy characteristics with the pristine silkiness and delicate, yet complex tannin resulting from the oak is a classic Burgundy hallmark that is so palpable here in Yabby Lake’s wines.

We just tasted the new 2017 release of the single vineyard Pinot Noir and damn, it’s looking fine. This is the kind of wine you want to enjoy at dusk, in the cool, fresh air, engulfed in nature, sitting in front of the crackling fire, rugged up, stargazing. It is a wine of romance that demands attention and deserves every little bit of it. The wine is extremely approachable and dangerously easy to drink. Powerful on the nose, with lifted red fruits and this extends right on to the palate – It is flawlessly silky, and quite gutsy actually, without losing any of that classic Mornington finesse.

As I’m sure you can guess, there isn’t a great deal of this wine floating around so best to get in early. We are offering this gem to previous buyers at 15% off.