Friday, 25 May 2018
Yangarra Estate High Sands Grenache 2015
Think Blewitt Springs Grenache and expect pretty, bright red fruit. Oh, this rattles the cage on that theory.
I'll unashamedly admit this is the best Grenache I have ever seen come across my bench. It's pristine but a bit rustic all at the same time. It's tight yet doesn't come across tense. Dark berries and fruit are pinned together by measured minerality and dusty feels in the mouth. Grown in sand which runs two metres deep, these bush vines produce only five to six bunches each. I felt an air of calmness as I walked this vineyard with winemaker Peter Fraser only a month ago - a sacred site in Australia's wine history planted back in 1946. No irrigation, grown organically and biodynamically, there's so much to savour with this wine. Brilliant!
This well cellar well beyond a decade.
Region: McLaren Vale
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