2022 Yangarra Estate Vineyard GSM
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  • Organic
  • Biodynamic

2022 Yangarra Estate Vineyard GSM

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$29. 99
$359.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2024-2030)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Stelvin

A certified organic and biodynamic blend of 42% Grenache, 33% Shiraz and 25% Mourvedre matured in a mix of old French oak puncheons and foudre, ceramic eggs and amphora for a period of 11 months. Deep black dark red colour with a vibrant dark red purple hue. Unfurling from the glass with plenty of intensity are dark raspberry, liquorice and plum scents which are trailed by subtle vanillin earth and pepper notes. The succulent mid weighted palate is generously endowed with rich dark raspberry, plum and liquorice fruits which meld into a vanillin earth, delicate dried herb and spice back drop. Terrific concentration and depth with a slightly grippy tannin structure well concealed beneath the wealth of juicy fruit. Finishes long, fresh and luscious with a dash of pepper.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews….
A blend of 42/33/25% grenache/shiraz/mourvèdre. Gentle extraction across a variety of regimes, with some extended skin contact for parcels of grenache; matured for 11 months in a mix of older French puncheons, foudre, ceramic eggs and amphorae. This is the wine to drink while the Old Vine Grenache slumbers for a few years yet. There’s the tannin drive and savoury cast of grenache from the vintage still, but the shiraz contributes some prettier red fruits (usually the other way around, perhaps, but such seems the year). Cherry, sour plum, dried raspberry, scrubby herbs, struck iron, brown cardamom and mace. This, too, could rest for a bit before broaching, but it’s fine drinking either way. Drink by 2028.
93 Points
Marcus Ellis – James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion