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Yangarra Shiraz Estate Mclaren 2010

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“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

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Yangarra Estate Vineyard:
Yangarra is an aboriginal word meaning "from the earth." All of our wines are grown on our single-vineyard Estate in the Blewitt Springs sub region of McLaren Vale, South Australia, with 250 acres of vines in 35 individual blocks spread amongst 420 acres of creeks, native vegetation and nature corridors. The Estate sits at the north-eastern extreme of the Willunga Basin at the foot of the Sou... Read more
Yangarra is an aboriginal word meaning "from the earth." All of our wines are grown on our single-vineyard Estate in the Blewitt Springs sub region of McLaren Vale, South Australia, with 250 acres of vines in 35 individual blocks spread amongst 420 acres of creeks, native vegetation and nature corridors. The Estate sits at the north-eastern extreme of the Willunga Basin at the foot of the South Mount Lofty Ranges. We are utterly devoted to minimal intervention in viticulture and winemaking. Our desire is to produce wines that are the most brilliant possible reflection of the Estate's unique terroir and provide a profound sense of place. The key to Yangarra's unique flavours is a large, smooth dune of Ngankipari Sand, a precisely-delineated Aeolian, or wind-blown geological formation that was laid down about a million years ago (which is very young in Australia's ancient geology). This sand is an extremely weathered remnant of mountain ranges that stood here 1.6 billion years ago, weathered away, and then rose again 500 million years ago. After a second weathering, the current ranges began to rise about 100 million years ago. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Yangarra Shiraz Estate Mclaren

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,739
4.50 5
10/14/2013

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


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,739
4.60 5
10/14/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: George Parkinson
220047883
4.50 5
07/23/2009

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


Snooth User: girlbiker
82442026
4.50 5
04/21/2011

I love this!


External Reviews for Yangarra Shiraz Estate Mclaren

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Source: The Wine Buyer
11/12/2013

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.



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“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

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