This is an utterly mesmerising and compelling shiraz.
About the Wine
Yangarra Estate are absolutely one of our very favourite producers and a winery that is making serious waves in the Australian wine industry.
Being a hero for the McLaren Vale region, Shiraz, along with Grenache, are their specialties. Peter Fraser loves working with the old Shiraz vines on the estate and has perfected his style here over the last few years. This is one of the best value Shiraz in the Vale.
It has become a beacon of value for those looking for a wine of serious quality that won't bust the bank account. The 2017 received a huge 97 points from James Halliday, another consistently high score for this regional favourite.
If you love Shiraz, if you love McLaren Vale, if you love wine at all, you should buy this. It will delight now or in a decade's time.
About Yangarra Estate
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.