Yangarra Estate Vineyard
2011 McLaren Vale Shiraz
Shiraz •Estate Vineyards
Australia: McLaren Vale (South)
Of the earth...
Today’s Yangarra Estate Vineyard 2011 McLaren Vale Shiraz is an incredibly delicious wine from one of Australia’s premier wineries.
Yangarra is an Aboriginal word meaning from the earth, and this is the guiding principle for winemaker Peter Fraser as he crafts his award winning Aussie treasures. Today’s wine is sourced from the most sought-after vineyards in the McLaren Vale. Ancient sandy soils and a Mediterranean climate provide a near perfect growing condition for Shiraz grapes, and Peter does everything he can to let that quality shine through his wines.
This ideal is clearly evident in today’s Shiraz, which is an incredibly elegant and flavorful wine that has a balance and - dare we say - restraint that’s not seen in many Australian wines. A few members of our tasting panel did a double take when they were told today’s wine hails from Australia.
If you’re looking to experience just how good Australian wines can be, don’t hesitate to grab a few cases of today’s stellar vintage. You won’t regret it!
Nearly opaque crimson, with flecks of magenta and a beautiful red ruby at its fringe.
Bold aromatics of blackberry, blueberry and boysenberry, all on the fresh side of ripeness, mingles with eucalyptus blossom, lilac, black peppercorn, and a touch of smoky wood fire.
Incredibly rich and juicy, with flavors that are very reminiscent of the nose. Rich boysenberry and blackberry are laid overtop rosemary, sage, sweet tobacco leaf, allspice, and hints of smoke from a slowly burning log fire.
Much more elegant in nature as opposed to the behemoths you might be accustomed to coming from Australia, this is a Shiraz for Pinot lovers.
Lamb chops, seasoned with rosemary and garlic, then seared on a super hot charcoal grill.
What the Winery Says
- Peter Fraser
- 93 Points - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (Previous Vintage)
- McLaren Vale, Australia
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Shiraz
- 24 months in French oak