2020 Yangarra Ironheart Shiraz
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  • Biodynamic
  • Organic

2020 Yangarra Ironheart Shiraz

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$120. 00
$1440.00 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 10 Years (2023-2033)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Certified organic and biodynamic with 20% whole bunch inclusion. Midnight black heart with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Elevated aromas of red to dark plum and red liquorice infused with dried clove meet up with some smoky cedar, dried meat and blackpepper notes. Boasting superb refinement and polish, a cascading mix of red plum, red liquorice and blueberry fruits roll across the medium to full bodied palate. Smoky vanillin cedar, dried clove, scorched earth and peppered meat characters lend further complexity to the back half. Beautifully integrated velvet smooth tannins with a long powerful yet highly finessed finish.
Drink over the next 8-10 years.
Alc. 13.5%

Other Reviews….
Hand picked and fermented in open-tops replete with 30% whole berries, albeit, no bunches; 21 days on skins. Blackcurrant, raspberry, mint, anise and lilac. No aggressive punch downs or pump overs. This is a refined wine boasting a meander of sinewy tannins, like a songline across the palate. It doesn't play any cards not dealt, the inherent freshness derived from organic principles and impeccable fruit quality, glimpsing a southern Rhône-style, despite the variety. Drink by 2032.
95 Points
Ned Goodwin – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion

This is an open and focused red with blackberry, cloves and dried flowers. Pencil shavings, too. Some black cherry. Medium to full body, firm and balanced, fresh and bright. Peppery. Flavorful and savory. Open for this wine already. From biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
95 Points