Yangarra Estate is a biodynamic wine farm in the McLaren Vale region in South Australia. The Yangarra philosophy centres around producing wines solely from its single-vineyard estate and the property is devoted to the best grape varieties of the southern Rhone. Yangarra's combination of rare geologies, moderate altitude, abundant sunshine and cool evening breezes make it perfect for growing varieties that thrive in these moderate maritime environments.
Hand-picked and mechanically sorted, 100% destemmed with 50% whole berries. Cold soaked. Open fermenters. Plunged. Wild yeast fermented. No pressings are used in this wine. Kept on lees in 100% older French oak for 11 months. We have selected individual barrels showcasing the pedigree of the deep sand with lifted fragrance, intense fruit expression and fine, gritty, long tannin structure. Not fined.
Garnet coloured with black rim. Looks deep and moody. Wood spice, clove, cedar, darker berries, liquorice, brined olive notes. Trim and taut, controlled and long, serious feeling wine of depth and complexity, seasoned well in a style that favours a bit of mocha-spice oak presence. It fits the premium bill, needs some time, will mature well. Serious, spicy, dark fruited grenache with tension and drive. Tasted: May 2021; Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $200; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2023-2035; Rated: 94 Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front
Blackberry, ripe raspberry, sarsaparilla, spicy, with some sweet sawn wood top notes (though nothing overt, I might add). Powerful and firm, dusty and slightly rusty/ferrous tannin, chamomile tea mouth-perfume, maybe even a cola-nut exotic character in the mix, long and shapely, with Barolo-esque tannin to close. Feels long term. Outstanding. Tasted: May 2021; Alcohol: 14.5%; Price: $200; Closure: Screwcap; Drink: 2023-2035; Rated: 96+ Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
Intense ruby colour, bright and clear throughout the glass. Wine gums, dry earth and wakame on the nose. The palate is medium in weight but full in power. Fruit sits with depth, but the tannin profile is something special in its intensity and grip. Great length, it lingers very long. Time in the cellar is highly recommended as this will age very well. If you're a classical Châteauneuf-du-Pape fan, then this is a wine to note. Date Tasted: Feb 2021; Drink: 2023 to 2041; Price: $200.00; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 96 Points; Stuart Knox; The Real Review
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