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2014 Yangarra Estate Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "McLaren Vale"

Yangarra 2014 Shiraz

Winery: Yangarra Estate

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "McLaren Vale"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: McLaren Vale

State or country: Australia

Price: $25

Cases produced: 7,833

KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 23, 2018

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored Shiraz from Yangarra opens with a smoky oak bouquet with hints of match stick and cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty mild black cherry with notes of gentle blackberry. We also detected hints of minerality, black olive and cola. The finish is dry and its flavors and mild tannins linger nicely. The Panel suggest pairing this this Shiraz with homemade meatloaf or a mushroom burger. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: This wine is all about texture. The meaty blueberry hint is sometimes like prosciutto or other dark charcuterie meats; the figgy base tones provide a solid base flavour, the cleansing natural acidity working with the tannins to draw the finish out to a delicious taper with a long aftertaste where those cherries evident in the bouquet re-emerge, sinuous and more-ish.

Organic status: not organic

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