Yangarra Estate Vineyard Old Vine Grenache 2019 (McLaren Vale, South Australia) "...raspberry, redcurrant, earthy..."
From bush vines planted in 1946 high on the estate’s deep sandy soils, the Old Vine Grenache is complex, elegant and enticing.
"From vines planted in '45 on a deep sandy dune dubbed ‘The Beach' by Yangarra. Whole bunches are open-fermented. The bouquet exudes fresh-picked raspberries which form the nucleus of the powerful and intense palate, with grainy tannins that underline the complexity of the wine." - 96 points, Halliday Wine Companion
"For fans of grenache, Yangarra’s Old Vine release is generally a wine to stock up on every year. Made from vines planted in 1946, it is not only fantastic value but also quite a serious wine. And the 2019 version is in one word breathtaking – I can’t remember a better wine under this label. It is an elegant expression of grenache that already displays pinot noir like subtlety. Red currant, leather, spice and earthy aromas sit over a bed of older oak. In the mouth the wine is a story of supreme harmony and balance. Mid-weight fleshy fruits are underpinned by a core of polished tannins that then lead on to a long and silky finish. It is a cracking wine to enjoy now and over the next ten years which needs some serious food to do it justice – coq au vin all the way." - 95 points, Angas Hughson, winepilot.com.au