YANGARRA ESTATE GRENACHE SHIRAZ MOURVEDRE 2015 (MAGNUM)

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Huon Hooke
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Mike Bennie
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Tony Keys
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A careful blend of 68% Grenache, 26% Shiraz and 6% Mourvèdre - beautifully conveys the traditional estate blends of the southern Rhone. The backbone of the wine comes from old bush vine Grenache planted in 1946. "A bright and fragrant aroma, with spicy red and blue fruits. The blending of these three varieties is an equal mix of sharp precision as much as sensuality. Its fruit is bright, shiny and fresh, showing that silky sheen of the Grenache, yet below are more brooding layers which will unfold over the next decade. Without upsetting this harmonious balance, the Shiraz and Mourvèdre will gradually emerge." - Peter Fraser, winemaker.
A careful blend of 68% Grenache, 26% Shiraz and 6% Mourvèdre - beautifully conveys the traditional estate blends of the southern Rhone. The backbone of the wine comes from old bush vine Grenache planted in 1946. "A bright and fragrant aroma, with spicy red and blue fruits. The blending of these three varieties is an equal mix of sharp precision as much as sensuality. Its fruit is bright, shiny and fresh, showing that silky sheen of the Grenache, yet below are more brooding layers which will unfold over the next decade. Without upsetting this harmonious balance, the Shiraz and Mourvèdre will gradually emerge." - Peter Fraser, winemaker.

Scores & Reviews

93 / 100

Huon Hooke

Very deep, dense, bold purple red colour with a bold, slightly raw young bouquet of shrill spicy fruit and smoky, charry, burnt-wood overtones (not necessarily from oak). The sooty character of the region is part of it. It's full-bodied, intense and powerful with a very lively palate thanks to fresh acidity, and very good concentration. This is a bit young to drink but has great potential. I'd give it a year or two longer. (68% grenache, 26% shiraz, 6% mourvedre; biodynamic certified; hand-picked; mechanically sorted; 50% destemmed & 50% whole berries, wild fermented; 10 months in older French oak)

91 / 100

Mike Bennie

Old vine grenache makes up the thrust of this wine. It’s from organically grown (certified) vineyards. McLaren Vale does GSMs very well, I reckon. Let the shiraz play second fiddle to the region’s better red grape variety, I say. It’s a nice thing to drink, easy thing to drink, feels smooth, even and tidy-ish in its components. That being said, oak peeks out a bit in old spice cupboard, pencil shavings and twigginess in perfume and palate, but there’s just about enough dark fruit, Xmas cake dried fruits and spice and earthiness to move things along. Just medium weight, finishes a touch short with smudged dusty tannins. Again, nice drink.

95 / 100

Tony Keys

One of the world’s great blends, this works on many levels, with a basket of red/black fruits skipping along on the upper level, and a sound base of acid/tannin supporting underneath.