Yangarra Estate Old Vine Grenache 2015

From biodynamically grown fruit in the Kangarilla region of McLaren Vale. Wild yeast fermented with 8 months maturation in 100% old French oak. The wine was  filtration, with no fining. Made by legend of the vine Peter Fraser.

Yangarra Estate, Old Vine Grenache, McLaren Vale, 2015

Contrasts abound the perfume: Deep raspberry before salt & vinegar chips, balsamic sweet/sour, fat plump raisins (not those pissy little sultanas in a little box), wet sand, maraschino cherry and a thicket of garrigue. Layers and layers of deep red fruit flavour with a savoury meaty off-set, finished off with sublime tannins.  There’s a sneaky hook of glycerol power towards the end but it punctuates the finish perfectly. If you don’t think Grenache is a serious wine, this is one to give you a moment of pause.

RRP: $35
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 18/20

Wine sample courtesy of Yangarra Estate

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