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2016 Yarra Yering Agincourt Cabernet Marlbec

2016 Yarra Yering Agincourt Cabernet Marlbec

'As with all the red wines in the Yarra Yering range, has excellent colour, deep in the centre, vivid on the rim. In other respects it strikes out on its own, highly aromatic and tightly strung, with savoury, spicy notes.'
96 Points - James Halliday

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13.0%
Cellar to 2035
Screw Cap
Yarra Valley
2016
750ml
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$91.99
13.0%
Cellar to 2035
Screw Cap
Yarra Valley
2016
750ml
THE BRIEF
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • Cabernet sauvignon 80% Malbec 20%. Agincourt Cabernet consistently exhibits classic cabernet characters of cassis and dark berry fruits, along with a unique leafy herbaceousness. The Malbec plays its part with inky robust plum and black cherry and ample tannins to provide beautifully balanced structure. 96 Points, James Halliday Wine Companion.

  • 75% Cabernet, 25% Malbec.

    Fruit was sourced from the Agincourt block of Cabernet sauvignon planted in 1995 and Malbec planted in 1990. The Agincourt block is located at the eastern end of the vineyard and is one of the more sheltered sites. This Cabernet clone is distinctly different to the No1 clone being more aromatic and lifted.

    Hand harvested, crushed and destemmed into the half-tonne open fermenters. Hand plunged twice daily with some extended time on skins to soften the Cabernet tannins. Basket pressing and malolactic fermentation in French Bordeaux all 2 year old shaped barrels for 18 months.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    Agincourt Cabernet consistently exhibits classic Cabernet characters of cassis and dark berry fruits, along with a unique leafy herbaceousness. The Malbec plays its part with inky robust plum and black cherry and ample tannins to provide beautifully balanced structure.

  • 96 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE


    Deep red colour with a touch of purple, and stylish oak embellishment is apparent on the nose. Intense violets, blueberry and red fruits, which translate through to the palate. The wine is beautifully balanced, intense and vital, with tremendous energy and extension of finish. A superb wine with a big future. This one shows its oak more than the Dry Red No 1.'

    96 POINTS

    JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    An 80/20% blend, crushed and destemmed, open-fermented, hand-plunged twice daily, the cabernet with extended post-ferment maceration, matured in 2yo Bordeaux barrels for 18 months. As with all the red wines in the Yarra Yering range, has excellent colour, deep in the centre, vivid on the rim. In other respects it strikes out on its own, highly aromatic and tightly strung, with savoury, spicy notes. The tannins are supple and pliable, so it greets the taster with an elegant bow, the finish a flourish of juicy essence.'

    95 POINTS

    JAMES SUCKLING


    The purity of fruit really takes your breath away with notes of sheer currants. They're quickly joined by darker plums, creme de cassis, quartz, baking spices, blueberries, bark, pine needles, cinnamon, leather, tobacco and underbrush. The palate sports a very impressive balance of bright blue fruits and darker plummy flavors. There is also a seriously structured, firm tannin backbone that intertwines with the seemingly ever-present acidity. A long, persistent finish. Drink in 2023.'