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2018 Yangarra Estate Noir Red Blend

2018 Yangarra Estate Noir Red Blend

$24.99 Per Bottle

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$23.99 (Buy 6 or More)

14.0%
Cellar to 2024
Screw Cap
McLaren Vale
2018
750ml
2018 Yangarra Estate Noir Red Blend has a rating of 4.0 stars based on 1 reviews.
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$24.99
14.0%
Cellar to 2024
Screw Cap
McLaren Vale
2018
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • Yangarra is one of the most fundamentally exciting wineries around, and with this, the 2018 Noir , their first ever vintage of this Southern Rhone inspired blend, they upped the stakes even higher. Made from Grenache Noir, Mourvedre, Shiraz, Cinsault, Carignan & Counoise , using only older oak, it is like diving head-first into a garden of summer fruits and spice. The fragrance is so evocative, reminding me at first of new-wave Priorat winemaking before it gets to the Chateauneuf style it is trying to emulate. Juicy, fun, thoughtful. You name it.

    I don't think MWG has tried a wine this good, this charming, and this universally appealing in eons , especially at this price. We are thoroughly hooked, and would love to see more winemakers throwing their hand at blends like this (Peter Fraser, Yangarra's chief winemaker worked side by side with Guillaume Camougrand to craft this beauty). If only we could have bought the whole vintage (trust me, we tried).

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Whole berries were double sorted before going into open-top fermenters. We cold soaked the fermentation tanks for 5-6 days until the onset of wild fermentation, utilising the yeasts that naturally come in with the grapes from the vineyard. The open fermenters underwent a careful regime of plunging and drain and returns. The wine was then sent to older French barriques after about 12-14 days and kept on the yeast lees for approximately 12 months prior to blending. The wine received no fining, just filtration.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    This is what Yangarra supplied for their tasting note... 'Lifted fragrance, with bright flavour and vibrant acidity.' It's a bit short. Madness, we say. This is a hoot, and you could probably scribe out paragraphs of descriptors to only just scratch the surface of what's on offer. Let's just say, tasting this wine feels like you can eek out each individual component varietal in the mix; the Grenache giving its usual lick of red forest berries all juicy and plump, the mataro a earthier undertone with blackberries, Shiraz a dark spectrum with violets and elderflower, Cinsault and Counoise the floral lift.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • The Yangarra philosophy centers around producing wines solely from our single-vineyard estate, where our bush-vine Grenache is the keystone variety. With our feet firm in history, and our eyes on the horizon, Yangarra Estate now exists to deliver the essence of this beautiful place to your glass. McLaren Vale folks like to think that their region on the Gulf St Vincent, patron of viticulturers, has “the best Mediterranean climate on Earth.” With this foremost in mind, Yangarra Estate is devoted solely to producing wines from the best grape varieties of the southern Rhone, which lies on the north-west Mediterranean coast. Yangarra’s combination of rare geologies, moderate altitude, abundant sunshine and cool evening breezes make it perfect for growing varieties that thrive in these moderate maritime environments. Our respect of this special piece of country is evident in the wines we make from its grapes - every Yangarra Estate wine is a confident reflection of the nature of this land.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 94 POINTS

    STEVE LESZCZYNSKI - QWINE


    It's only April and perhaps we've seen the bargain of the year. Wickedly juicy, one glass just isn't enough. The latest addition to the Yangarra Estate range, the brand's ongoing commitment to Rhone varieties has delivered this blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Shiraz, Cinsault, Carignan and Counoise 40/21/14/12/11/2. Handpicked, 50% whole berries, wild yeast ferment with 100% old French oak for 10 months. Certified organic and biodynamic. Flirtatious and dancy, this is a wine that screams nothing but pleasure. Earthy with some funk, but it's the absolute shower of red and blackberry fruit that just oozes charm. Medium bodied, the generous flow of fruit caresses the mouth filling every crevice with ease. Super smooth with the slurp factor sky high, stop at nothing to buy as much as you can. Drink now to six years.

    94 POINTS

    ANDREW GRAHAM - OZWINEREVIEW.COM


    This Yangarra Estate Noir 2018 is more than just a good value drink, however, it’s a watershed wine. Something that can change perspectives about what Australian red wine should/could taste like. And all for just $25 a bottle. Amazing. It’s a blend of 40% Grenache, 21% Mourvèdre, 14% Shiraz, 12% Cinsaut, 11% Carignan, 2% Counoise from estate-grown, certified organic fruit. So Chateauneuf, but in McLaren Vale. Fruit is hand picked and mechanically sorted, with 50% whole berries in the mix, the juice wild fermented before spending 10 months in old oak. That’s a lot of care for a $25 red wine, and it shows in the finished product – the Noir is a perfectly pitched red. Only medium bodied, there’s an absolute riot of raspberry fruit. Juicy, vibrant, utterly addictive red and blackberry fruit, in a soft, but not unsubstantial mode. It’s plump. Generous. Softly spoken. Unadulterated. It’s a joven style, but with more structure and much more intensity than your average light red. And so so pure.

    THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER