Yangarra Shiraz 2016
Astounding to think this is the ‘entry level’ Yangarra Shiraz. Pete ‘Midas’ Fraser is all over it.
Wild ferment and matured in 25% new oak, it’s a plush and perfectly weighted wine. Plump, chocolate-gilt dark fruits, the palate sitting in between medium and full bodied, the generosity of concentrated plush flavour offset by tannins that have a deep grip. A fine, throaty grip, that suggests more whole bunches than just 10%. Otherwise, a little alcohol warmth, but that is about the only quibble.
You could pay double the dollars and get less wine. A winner.
Best drinking: Good now, and will still be alive in 15 years. 14.5%, $32. 18.5/20, 94/100. Would I buy it? Absolutely. 10/10 value.
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