2019 Yangarra High Sands Grenache 1.5L

Highly Rated
Consistently one of Australia's most elite Grenache releases. Absolutely world-class.
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews

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There are few wineries in Australia with as clear a vision as Yangarra.

Their commitment to producing world-class, Australian grown, Rhone-style wines is second to none. With their remarkable, biodynamic McLaren Vale vineyard and the formidable winemaking skills of Peter Fraser, Yangarra is one of the most exciting wine ventures in the country.

Their High Sands Grenache is a wine to behold. It has been compared to the great Grenaches of Chateauneuf du Pape, iconic wines like Rayas and Beaucastel. This release of the High Sands marks another step forward in the assertion of truly great Australian wines on the world stage.

This release takes pride of place at the top of the Australian Grenache pantheon. If you want to see the very best Grenache that Australia has to offer, the High Sands is a drinking experience that will stay with you for many years to come.

Hand-picked and mechanically sorted. 50% whole berries were destemmed and placed in open fermenters, with a long, gentle maceration for a minimum of 21 days. Wild yeast ferment. No pressings are used in this wine. Matured on lees in older large French oak and ceramic eggs for 11 months.

Region: Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, SA
Blend: Grenache (100%)
Closure: 750ml
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96 Points - "Bright ruby colour. A composed nose of raspberries, rosehip, fennel and sweet spice leads into a velvety core. Its harmonious flow is a standout feature of the wine, alongside its elegant composition of flavours. The palate features vibrant red fruits—raspberries and redcurrant and some savoury tones of fresh earth and bitter chocolate. It glides across with fine yet pliant tannins. Its presence could almost be called ethereal." - Gabrielle Poy (The Real Review)

94 Points - "Red currants, raspberry scents, quite ripe and forward in fruity perfume with a more tightly wound, fresh feeling palate and a building, quality tug of fine tannin in the mix. Gingery spice, a bit of alpine herb too. Tension, vitality and drive. Serious feeling, understated expression." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

97 Points - "Sourced from a propitiously sited plot within the oldest realm of 1946 plantings, all on deep sands. Destemmed to whole berries and fermented wild for 21 days on skins. Matured 11 months in older, large-format French wood and eggs. This is the benchmark of the region on many levels, made in a denser fashion, perhaps, than its siblings. Yet this vintage feels more elegant. The fruit, crunchy and of the red spectrum. The acidity, salty. The tannins, lithe and slinky with the embellishment of oak an accent of intrigue, rather than a jarring dialect. Resinous. Powerful. Yet pixelated of detail as it strides to a long finish clad with thyme, orange verbena and a whiff of cedar." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

96 Points - "Youthful with red cherries and slight whole bunch fragrance. It's supple with excellent balance and fine tannins. Pritzker noted: “An intriguing bouquet of dried roses, redcurrant, peppery spice and damp earth. Fresh, fruit driven and juicy, crunchy red fruit. Lively acidity. I love the buoyancy and freshness." - Nick Bulleid MW (Gourmet Traveller Wine)

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Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 2 Total 4 star reviews: 1 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
3 reviews
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    Robert C.
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    1 year ago
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    2019 Yangarra High Sands Grenache 1.5L
    2019 Yangarra High Sands Grenache 1.5L
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Superb Grenache

    What a wonderful Grenache!

    Powerful fruit, spices & saline characters.

    As Erin Larkin said " all grenache lovers have to try this Australian icon- despite its price".

    It is worth it!

  • DF
    David F.
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    2 years ago
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    2020 Yangarra High Sands Grenache
    2020 Yangarra High Sands Grenache
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Quality Drop

    This is high quality red.Very integrated and smooth

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    Frankie L.
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    4 years ago
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    2020 Yangarra High Sands Grenache
    2020 Yangarra High Sands Grenache
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Good experience but expensive

    Wine truely reflected the vineyard, very complex and need a fair bit of cellaring. Great to have if willing to spend, not so sure if the price tag is justified and named wine of the year by James Halliday.

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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.

Winemaker Peter Fraser amongst the old bush vines McLaren Vale, SA Yangarra

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