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Yarra Valley reds to try

By Halliday Promotion

23 Oct, 2018

Whether a structured, luscious variety like cabernet sauvignon or an aromatic, medium-bodied style such as pinot noir, the Yarra Valley has a unique ability to achieve bright, juicy, highly drinkable red wines across the spectrum. Find out for yourself with the selection ahead.

Helen and Joey Layla Pinot Noir

2017 Helen & Joey Layla Pinot Noir

A well-balanced wine with bright red fruits and silky tannins. Fresh strawberry, cherry and raspberry are coupled with a hint of toast and clove spice. A great representation of pinot noir from this site.

RRP $35 | 2024 | Helen & Joey Estate

Yarra Yering Dry Red No. 1

2016 Yarra Yering Dry Red Wine No. 1

A stylish, cabernet-dominant red blend with a lifted nose of blackberry, aniseed, sarsaparilla, bergamot and bay leaf. Medium-bodied, with a core of fruit and vibrant acidity that are hallmarks of the Yarra Valley climate – so too the fine-boned tannin structure. In true Yarra Yering style, this red combines power with poise, and concentration with finesse.

RRP $120 | 2038 | Yarra Yering

Rochford Premier Pinot Noir

2017 Rochford Single Vineyard Premier Pinot Noir

This wine has mouth-watering intensity, with plums, cherries and berries interspersed with fine, suspended tannins and spices. 98 points James Halliday.

RRP $130 | 2026 | Rochford Wines

2017 Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir

This Yarra Valley Pinot Noir is subtle and perfumed, packed full of velvety dark fruits and earthy dried spices with the perfect balance of soft, savoury tannins.

RRP $25 | 2023 | Innocent Bystander

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