Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Yangarra Shiraztext

Yangarra Shiraz 2017

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AustraliaTasted off the Earl's wine list in early March. Winemaker Peter Fraser is behind this single vineyard McLaren Vale shiraz grown biodynamically at 180m on the estimated 54 million-year-old North Maslin Sands, a mix of sand and ironstone that covers a dozen unique blocks. It has an unusual aromatic dark fruit aroma with bright spice that lifts the wine out of the glass with style. The tannins are supple and speak to an impeccably balanced wine. The long and entertaining finish pitches more blueberry, blackberry, and black licorice. The texture, as always, is amazing. Technically, 10% of the fruit remained as whole bunches, with the remaining fruit destemmed and mechanically sorted. 50% remained as whole berries, while the other 50% was lightly broken. It was native fermented in open fermenters, and finally kept for 12 months in 25 percent new French oak.Tasted: 26 February 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$45.99750mlselect private retailers
AB$38.99750mlselect private retailers
SK$49.99750mlspecial order
MB$49.99750mlspecial order
ON$34.95750mlspecial order
Producer: Yangarra Estate VineyardsDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Shiraz/SyrahCSPC: 728440UPC: 784938001123