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McLaren Vale

2019 Yangarra High Sands Grenache 1500mL

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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. Read more
Critic Reviews
Expert Review
97 POINTS
Ned Goodwin - Halliday's Wine Companion

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.

Expert Review
96 POINTS
Gabrielle Poy - The Real Review

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.

Expert Review
96 POINTS
David Sly - Decanter

This site provides fruit of exquisite purity, but it’s the winemaking that deserves praise for exercising poise and bringing every component into ideal balance. A waft of wild herbs frames fresh plum and raspberry, but it’s the lean muscle of a complex mid-palate that marries beauty and power, with extraordinary persistence of pure flavours.

Expert Review
94 POINTS
Mike Bennie - The Wine Front
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Tasting Notes

AROMA Perfumed, powerful and pristine with vibrant red berry fruit. PALATE Cherries, rose petal, clove, white spice, pomegranate seeds. Complex minerality with elegant, sculpted tannins.

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