Yangarra Estate Shiraz 2018
- Certified Organic
- Certified Biodynamic
- Vegan Suitable
RegionMcLaren Vale, SA
"Deep, bright red/purple colour. Fresh and clean on the nose, with berries, cherries and spices to sniff. Really lovely aromas and flavours, understated and still evolving. The palate is fine and long with supple tannins and great harmony. A superb glass of shiraz." 95 Points | Huon Hooke | The Real Review
The elevated vineyards of Yangarra delivers a cooler climate expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz. Gernerous blue fruit, floral hints & pepper spice with a minerally earthy complexity, dusty tannins and impressive length. Really delivers at this price.
Tasting notes from the winery for Yangarra Estate Shiraz 2018
Shiraz from our Estate vineyard adopts more of a cooler climate expression than the typical McLaren Vale style thanks to the vineyards elevation and the cooling night breezes from the nearby Southern Lofty, but retains concentration and complexity.
VINTAGE SUMMARY 2018 was a text book growing season, with good winter rains, and favourable weather conditions during a very mild spring. We had a generally dry summer, which led to earlier expected picking dates, especially with lower than average yields. By the end of February and early march the Autumnal nights got quite cool, which really slowed down the ripening process.
WINEMAKING Sourced from six blocks within the estate. Approximately 50% on Sand, 50% on Ironstone. Picked between the 21-29 March, destemmed and mechanically sorted. 50% whole berries. We do a portion of our ferments with approximately 20% whole bunches. A splash of Viognier. Cold Soak. Open Fermenters. Plunged. Wild yeast ferment. No pressings are used in this wine. Kept on lees in 20% new French oak, 80% older French oak for 10 months. Bottled March 2019.
TA: 6.2 g/L
Variety: 100% Shiraz
Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia.
Geology: North Maslin Sands (54 million years old)
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
|Alcohol Level||High [14% plus]|
|Country of Origin||Australia|
95 Points | Huon Hooke The Real Review: Deep, bright red/purple colour. Fresh and clean on the nose, with berries, cherries and spices to sniff. Really lovely aromas and flavours, understated and still evolving. The palate is fine and long with supple tannins and great harmony. A superb glass of shiraz.
97 Points | Halliday Wine Companion 2020: The pure singularity of this certified biodynamic wine has a different face to its King's Wood sibling. It relentlessly captures the senses with its dark spiced fruits, the aftertaste slowly diminishing.
95 Points | Toni Patterson The Real Review: This is an utterly mesmerising and compelling shiraz. Divine, concentrated dark fruit with very gentle spice. Classically-structured and not overdone in any way. Lively acidity and plentiful integrated tannin. An absolute steal at this price. Fabulous
97 Points | 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. Drink 2018 - 2028
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.
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