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2006 Yangarra Estate Grenache "High Sands"

Yangarra 2006 High Sands Grenache

Winery: Yangarra Estate

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "High Sands"

Wine Category: Grenache

Grape blend: 100% Grenache

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: McLaren Vale

State or country: Australia

Price: $58

Cases produced: 150

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: October 13, 2011

Wine Review: This opaque and onyx colored Aussie Grenache opens with a rather fragrant fig, plum, and boysenberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, very juicy, and displays round soft edges throughout the mouth. Its jammy flavors are a blend of plum and red currant with hints of blackberry and old oak that linger towards the end. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are a tad bit sticky and its fruit lingers as well. This wine would pair well with a tangy pulled pork sandwich. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Aromatically the wine is very complex with layers of dusty rose petals, freshly oiled leather, cocoa powder, cassis and dark cherries. The palate is extremely layered with blueberry, dark cherries and a complexity of flavour that follows through in the rich mouth-coating palate. The tannins are velvety and voluptuous but silky. The flavours linger and evolve as the wine opens up. This wine is built for the cellar and will drink well into 2020 under the right cellar conditions. Peter Fraser, Winemaker

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