Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Yangarra Shiraztext

Yangarra Shiraz 2018

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AustraliaWinemaker Peter Fraser is riding high in McLaren Vale, as evidenced by this single vineyard 98/2 shiraz/viognier grown at 180m on North Maslin Sands, which is estimated to be 54 million years old. Intense dark fruit, bright spice, and supple tannins tell the story in this impeccably balanced wine. The finish is long and persistent with perfect tannin balance and more dark fruit and licorice. The texture is amazing. Fraser works with 47 acres of shiraz to choose from, divided into thirteen individual blocks, each defined by different aspects and subtle variations of the sand and Ironstone soils. 2018 was a fine vintage, and Fraser went 50% whole berries with 20% whole bunches cold-soaked, and was wild fermented in open top tanks. It's aged in French oak for ten months on its lees (20 percent new).Tasted: 11 June 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 45.99 select private retailers AB 38.99 select private retailers SK 49.99 special order MB 49.99 special order ON 34.95 special order Producer: Yangarra Estate VineyardsDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 728440UPC: 784938001123