2020 Yangarra King's Wood Shiraz
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  • Biodynamic

2020 Yangarra King's Wood Shiraz

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$59. 99 Bottle
$719.88 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Other Reviews....
I like this. A wine that embraces a more medium-bodied, compact and restrained archetype, defined by spicy lithe grape tannins as much as McLaren Vale fruit. A southeast-facing site of ironstone. Green olive tapenade, clove, pepper grind and salumi mingle with succulent red cherry, mescal and blue fruit allusions. The tannins, a spindle of spicy, pithy chewiness, attenuated and polymerised by gentle agitation in the right oak (French foudres for 16 months). A strong regional statement. A benchmark, too, for those seeking savouriness over mere amplitude and ripeness. An exercise in fine tannin management. Drink by 2032.
95 Points
Ned Goodwin MW - James Halliday's Wine Companion (February 2022)

This is a firm, chocolatey, slightly baked shiraz with asphalt and plum flavours shooting through to woodsy spice, smoked tobacco and cloves. It’s a substantial red, taut through the finish, warm and yet well balanced. The wine’s mix of tobacco and chocolate is both distinctive and attractive, though it’s slightly baked feel robs it of some freshness. Most won’t mind the latter. Volume of flavour here is important but the real quality markers are the fine strength of the tannin, and the svelte mouthfeel. Drink 2025 - 2035.
93 Points
Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front (May 2022)