Yangarra Estate Vineyard

2013 McLaren Vale Shiraz

Shiraz

Australia: McLaren Vale

Offer Expired:Jun 02, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$32.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Beauty or Beast?

Today only… and only while it lasts… we’re thrilled to share with you the incredible Yangarra Estate Vineyard 2013 McLaren Vale Shiraz.

This wine absolutely floored our entire tasting panel when we first sampled it. At the end of the tasting, we went back and polished off the entire bottle - and then opened another one…

This 95 point beast of a wine is big and bold and packed with flavor - but it is also a beauty, showing off a softer side. The feel of the wine is at first soft, but medium-big tannins grip the edges of the palate, spreading a crushed velvet dryness all around the mouth.

So, how is this wine?

Kaboom!

This wine transports you to another realm, with heady aromas of grilled steak melding with black cherry, black licorice, cassis, cured beef, smoked beef, tar, plum and subtle spice.

The palate is treated to a brilliant explosion of rich flavors, with stewed plum, smoky black cherry, grilled blueberry, black licorice, smoked meat, dried black cherry, mission fig, soft spice and black pepper.

Extra highly recommended, Operative! Accept this mission… You won’t be sorry!

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Here’s what the wine press has to say:

96 points - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion - “Deep but bright crimson-purple; this is full-bodied McLaren Vale shiraz at its very best, not the least extractive or clumsy, simply complex, the result of top quality fruit and highly intelligent winemaking.”

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93 points - James Suckling - “An attractive, meaty, savory edge to this dense and concentrated shiraz, plenty of deep plum and fragrant spice on the nose, the palate delivers a supple twirling core of dark plum and black cherry fruit right through to a long and flavorsome, smoothly hewn finish. Deceptive power here.”

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark garnet at the center of the wine, pretty ruby red around the rim.

Smell:

Kaboom! This wine transports you to another realm, with heady aromas of grilled steak melding with black cherry, black licorice, cassis, cured beef, smoked beef, tar, plum and subtle spice.

Taste:

The palate is treated to a brilliant explosion of rich flavors, with stewed plum, smoky black cherry, grilled blueberry, black licorice, smoked meat, dried black cherry, mission fig, soft spice and black pepper.

Finish:

Super long and very plush as medium-big tannins swiftly dry the palate, from the center of the palate and radiating outward. Ultimately, the lips and cheeks experience some pucker - along with real longing for the next boldly delicious sip.

Pairing:

This wine is like a full meal in each glorious sip that you take. If you must pair it with something, go for a grilled lamb burger, New York steak au poivre, or just about any beef or lamb dish.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Peter Fraser
Varietal
Shiraz
Vintage
2013
Appellation
Australia, McClaren Vale
Abv
14.5%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Jun 02, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$32.00
Avg. Price
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