Yangarra Kings Wood Shiraz 2018
- Certified Organic
- Certified Biodynamic
- Vegan Suitable
RegionMcLaren Vale, SA
"Deep red/purple, glass-staining, with a shy but deep bouquet, which is latent and full of promise. Underlying spices, a core of sweet ripe cherry fruit, the tannins soft and full on the finish, adding structure and length. Spices and graphite. A superb wine with a big future. Needs time for the full payoff.” 95 Points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review.
A wine to savour and impress.
Tasting notes from the winery for Yangarra Kings Wood Shiraz 2018
We have produced the “Whole Bunch” Shiraz since 2009. The use of whole bunches has become part of all our Shiraz winemaking, and we felt this wine had the opportunity to further evolve. We had started introducing large format foudre in 2017, and a single block of Shiraz (block 12) started to show its head with a particular style that was very much suited to whole bunch and large format oak. The Whole Bunch label has evolved to become the King’s Wood.
VINTAGE SUMMARY The 2018 growing season was a text book growing season, a very mild spring, a generally dry summer. With moderate yields, we harvested relatively early on the 10th of March (a fruit day in the biodynamic calendar). The 2018 wines produced typically darker and more intense wines
WINEMAKING Sourced exclusively from Block 12 (2.3 Ha) which sits on an east facing, ironstone sandy outcrop. Hand-picked, 25% whole bunches and the remainder has been mechanical berry sorted. Cold Soak. Open Fermenters. Plunged. Wild yeast ferment. No pressings are used in this wine. Exclusively matured in 25hL French oak Foudre for 15 months. Bottled August 2018.
VINEYARD Yangarra is a single-vineyard estate situated in the north- east of the McLaren Vale region, South Australia. Yangarra’s combination of ancient geology, higher altitude and Mediterranean climate provide the ideal growing conditions for the best grape varieties of the southern Rhône.
TA: 6.6 g/L
Variety: 100% Shiraz
Region: McLaren Vale, South Australia.
Geology: North Maslin Sands (54 million years old)
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
|Alcohol Level||Moderate [12-13%]|
|Country of Origin||Australia|
99 Points Halliday Wine Companion 2020: It's impossible to find anything done or not done that would improve this superb wine. It's (only) medium-bodied but fills the senses with its tantalising bouquet, always with something more to say. Yet it pales into significance when you taste the wine. It takes intensity and length to a new horizon, a sip as complex as a Rutherglen muscat
96 points Toni Paterson, The Real Review: A rare mix of power and restraint. Perfectly ripe, bright, concentrated fruit in the red cherry, raspberry and red plum sphere. The palate is captivating with its plush, supple, velvety nature. All of the elements are perfectly integrated. Certified organic and biodynamic. Highly recommended
(Previous vintages called Whole Bunch Shiraz)
97 Points Campbell Matinson, Halliday Wine Companion: Whole bunches, wild yeast, open fermenters and all-French oak (35% new). The quality here is sensational. It delivers a power of fruit in the freshest of ways, its glove of smoky/cocoa-like oak the perfect partner. Seriously ultra-fine tannin, and accompanying length, completes what must be described as a beautiful picture.
93 Points Toni Paterson, The Real Review: A beautifully supple wine with soft cherries and mulberries. Fleshy and plush, and supported by stylish framing tannin. Gorgeous now, though cellaring will benefit the wine 20 Feb 2019