This is a McLaren Vale shiraz to reckon with... Go on a fitness kick, eat healthy, do your best to be around in 20 years. This is a shiraz for the ages.
About the Wine
The Ironheart Shiraz is a blend of the best barrels from the most 'profound' block of Shiraz on the biodynamically grown Yangarra estate in McLaren Vale.
This, the most distinctive of the twelve blocks of Shiraz on the Yangarra vineyard, yields Shiraz fruit of immense concentration and complexity. The wine has an easy power and authority, a commanding presence and a wine built for great things in coming decades.
The 2014 roused The Wine Front's Campbell Mattinson to near rapture. In his impassioned 96 point review, Mattinson calls for the drinker to, "Go on a fitness kick, eat healthy, do your best to be around in 20 years. This is a shiraz for the ages." And with other resounding reviews such as 97 points from James Halliday and 95 points from Huon Hook, 2014 is one of the finest releases from Fraser and crew to date.
Yangarra Estate is one of a small group of powerhouse wineries to raise its head from the sandy soils of Blewitt Springs in McLaren Vale. Their wines are made entirely from an amazing old bush vine single vineyard, with the 2016 Halliday Winemaker of the Year, Peter Fraser, pulling the reins as winemaker. They are a certified biodynamic wine producer, and have even been named International Winery of the Year, twice!
They specialise in varieties found in the Rhone Valley. In the reds, their Grenache is as good as any in the land and is truly world class, with Shiraz and Mourvedre not far behind. The same applies to whites, the Roussanne expressions from Fraser’s experimentation with ceramic eggs are some of the most interesting in the country. In time, each of the 13 Rhone varieties will be grown on the Yangarra block.
A premium benchmark for the Blewitt Springs sub-region, and one of the country's modern day icon producers.