Lisa Perrotti-Brown of The Wine Advocate, reviewed numerous Yangarra Estate Vineyard wines in Part 2 of her Annual South Australia Report which was released today. We are humbled to report that our wines received some outstanding reviews including scores of 97+ points for the 2013 High Sands Grenache, 96+ points for our 2013 Ironheart Shiraz and 95 points for our Whole Bunch Shiraz.
Please see below for reviews.
2013 Yangarra Estate Vineyard High Sands Grenache - 97+ points
"The 2013 Grenache High Sands has a medium/deep ruby-purple color and simply stunning nose of crushed raspberries, Bing cherries and potpourri with hints of lavender, star anise, vanilla, cinnamon stick and pepper. The concentrated, full-bodied palate juxtaposes remarkable freshness and a firm, finely grained backbone with voluptuous fruit spanning extraordinary depth. Heady, multilayered and yet with a solid backbone that suggests great ageing potential, Yangarra hits a whole other level with this vintage of High Sands! It's delicious now, but should greatly reward another 3-5 years of patience and drink a further 20+ years. Wow."
2013 Yangarra Estate Vineyard Ironheart Shiraz - 96+ points
"The 2013 Ironheart Shiraz is another total beauty from Yangarra. The perfume alone is enough to make you swoon! Laced with violets, molten chocolate, cherry liquor, lavender and exotic spices with subtle incense nuances, it's one of those glasses that compels you to sniff again and again. The palate is very restrained and taut at this youthful stage, with firm, grainy tannins and a lively backbone framing the concentrated fruit, finishing long and minerally. Simply stunning."
2014 Yangarra Estate Vineyard Small Pot Whole Bunch Shiraz - 95 points
"Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Small Pot Whole Bunch Shiraz offers youthfully subdued peeks of fragrant blackberry and black cherry aromas with hints of black pepper, loam, dried herbs and lavender. The palate is rock solid and packed with blackberry and earth flavors supported by firm, rounded tannins and great freshness, finishing long."
2014 Yangarra Estate Vineyard Roux Beaute Roussanne - 90+ points
"The 2014 Roux Beaute Roussanne offers up a wonderfully spicy perfume of ginger and allspice over a savory / bready core with honeyed apricots beneath it all. Medium-bodied with a nice bit of grip to the texture, it has plenty of savory / spicy flavors on offer with great balance and length. Should age nicely over the next 5-7 years."
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