Yangarra Estate Shiraz 2016
6 PACK BUY. 97 points, Halliday & Top 100 Australian Wines, James Suckling. Gorgeous full bodied McLaren Vale Shiraz
“Venerable vines, fastidious viticulture and cutting-edge winemaking kit. It’s a killer combination, and the reason why Yangarra is producing some of the best wines in the Vale right now.” – Max Allen, The Weekend Australian.
This cutting edge McLaren Vale producer is making delicious energetic estate grown wines from it’s biodynamic vineyards. We have been bowled over by every wine in their line up … a rare occurrence in this business!
From the winemaker: “Shiraz adopts a very different form at Yangarra than the typical McLaren Vale style, and is more akin to the cooler climate styles. Our single vineyard estate has twelve individual blocks of Shiraz. Each block is defined by different aspects and subtle variations of the sand and Ironstone soils that overlie the ancient North Maslin Sands geological formation.”
The 2016 growing season was marked by a very dry spring it intially seemed as if we were headed for a very early and compressed season. Summer came along, bringing with it some mild rains which slowed down the sugar ripening of the vines. This helped to give brightness and fleshiness to the wines of this vintage.
97 Points, James Halliday, 2019 Halliday Wine Companion: “50% whole berries, 50% destemmed, wild yeast open-fermented, matured for 10 months in used French oak. Just another $30 McLaren Vale shiraz? Absolutely not. This is profoundly exciting, another masterpiece from Peter Fraser, Wine Companion Winemaker of the Year ’16. It’s not often I’m tempted to sneakily swallow half a mouthful of a wine, it’s almost as if an unseen force refuses to let me actually drink a little. The wine is spicy, textured, with a rainbow of dark fruit flavours – bloody gorgeous. Drink to 2036”
94 Points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front: “Wild ferment, whole bunches, whole berries, classy oak but only where it’s needed. That beautiful sweet fruit. That texture like silk. That perfect integration of plum-shot fruit and posh, cedar-like oak. It smells, taste and feels pure, fine-grained and terrific, every step of the way.”
95 points, Toni Patterson, The Real Review “A highly captivating wine with perfect balance between the sweet and the savoury. Sourced from established vines, ranging in age from 19 to 23 years, it is a shiraz with excellent fruit depth. There is a snappy character to the fruit on the front palate followed by impressive back palate concentration and length. Although it can be enjoyed now, it will be even better with time in the cellar. A sophisticated, finely-crafted wine. Highly recommended.” Feb 2019
93 Points, Nick Stock – James Suckling Top 100 Australian Wines: “A plush nose of dried violets, blackberry compote, chocolate, brambles and sugar plums. The palate’s very in tune though with a good serving of pretty acidity, ripe yet steely tannins and a chewy finish. Drink in 2022. Screw cap.”
RRP $36 *Special 6 Pack Buy .. Only $27.99 when you buy a 6 of this wine*
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Australia, McLaren Vale