An impressively endowed effort, this features a slightly lifted, floral component to its bouquet that adds to its complexity, blending seamlessly with scents of dark plum, vanilla, smoke, coffee and spice. The mouthfilling flavors frame bold fruit in firm spice, giving this wine ample structure and length. Drink now–2015. Imported by Sovereign Wine Imports.
An abyss of black pepper on the nose, with some whiffs of white cotton. Imagine strapping an eight-cylinder engine to a basket full of berries and black peppercorns and watching it go: That's what this wine tastes like. It's full-throttle and fruit-ripe, with lifted fruit, spice and black pepper on the finish.
Good as ever, this vintage of the Yangarra Shiraz doles out plenty of juicy blackberry and blueberry fruit accented with fresh but subtle vanilla bean notes. Full and bouncy on the palate, and long on the finish. Winemaker Peter Fraser just doesn’t know how to make bad wine. Imported by Yangarra Estate Vineyard.
This is some of the Vale's most sought-after Grenache; it was planted by the Smart family in 1946 and narrowly escaped being pulled up a few years back. Mint, fresh herb and black pepper aromas are profound; on the palate, lifted black cherry and plum fruit is swathed in fine tannins. A wine worth seeking out, as it tends to sell out shortly after release.
Made in a rich, opulent style for near-term consumption, Yangarra’s Roussanne features exotic notes of toasted hazelnuts, bananas Foster and ripe pineapple. It’s full-bodied without being overly heavy, with a long finish redolent of tropical fruit and citrus.
A unique blend of spice and blueberry sets this Shiraz apart from the pack, and it pulls away even further due to a lush, creamy texture and long, mouthcoating finish. There’s great purity to the fruit, but enough peppery spice for complexity. Drink now–2016.
Addictively tasty, and a good approchable size, this wine is a good mix of red berry, earth and a hint of burnt sugar. Finessed; finishes with a warming amaretto note. Not sure how long it would go in the cellar, but there's no time like the present, if it is so pleasing now.
Yangarra is becoming synonymous with excellent wines at fair prices. Nose is a little hot at first, but later reveals pastry flour and black pepper aromas. Ripe red plums and vanilla accents unfold in the mouth. Not a huge, rich wine, but certainly a classy one.