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Yangarra Shiraz Estate Mclaren 2010
“This [dry] wine has a heady illusion of sweetness and confection, and after that lovely slender syrup establishes itself, prune and black-berry emerge, and entwine with the dark chicory and juniper tannins and a whiff of harness leather. All over the primary fruit and vegetation, it begins to prickle like summer, with smells of rain on hot sunbaked sandstone and rusty galvo, and explosives in the quarry.” Peter Fraser, Winemaker
Editorial Reviews for Yangarra Shiraz Estate Mclaren
The nose here shows attractive complexity and even subtlety with it’s blend of cinnamon, tar, cracked pepper, floral, dried fruit and vanilla and coconut aromas. Smooth, polished, rich and slightly chewy this delivers a lot of impact in the mouth with just a hint of excess weight. The flavors are deep with dried and fresh black plum and blackberry notes all supported by well judged oak and fine spice character. The tannins are ripe and fine here and the acid supportive and well integrated. The long finish reprises the tar note found on the nose but wraps it up in great rich berry fruit and spice notes. This is delicious and well balanced but it sure ain’t shy. 91pts
Four and a half glasses
A benchmark item from McLaren Vale. If you want to add something to the cellar and drink it this year or next or never. Layers of flavor and balance. buy it age it drink it share it
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External Reviews for Yangarra Shiraz Estate Mclaren
This Shiraz walks the tightrope between finesse and concentration. It hasa stylish perfume of lemon pith (unusual for Shiraz), lipstick, raspberries and juniper. The aromas are vibrant and explosive. The palate is concentrated and seductively lush with black fruits, spicy dark chocolate, hints of vanilla bean and soft, grainy tannins.