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Yangarra Estate High Sands Grenache

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This top notch wine from Yangarra is made from the best fruit in the place. It's a rich, musclebound wine that could bench-press it's own weight, and shows lots of super-ripe aromas of black fruits and mince pies on the nose, with whiffs of earthy spices and toasty oak. The palate is fleshy and lush with big ripe berry flavours, sturdy tannins, and a dry, succulent finish. It's a 'take no prisoners' wine that needs a big lump of meat to grapple with.

Winemaker's Notes

High Sands Grenache is our most intense expression of Yangarra’s iconic, bush vine Grenache from the highest dunes on the leanest and meanest part of “The Beach”.

“Built around a train line of natural acidity and a whole sand dune of natural skin and pip tannin, with massive adornments of concentrated fruit and liqueur on top, the High Sands sits proud amongst the best Grenache’s in Australia if not the world. This wine benefits immensely from decanting, watch the wine unfold as you work through the bottle, and better still watch it evolve with careful cellaring” - Peter Fraser, Winemaker

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Yangarra Estate High Sands Grenache

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Nick Stock (2007 Vintage) says
Well this ain t no shrinking violet but, backed by the oldest lost elevated patch of grenache, with sand between its toes, it s a wine that I ll bet has some fuel in the tank. Leather, dried red berries and cherries, some wild herbs and a lovely sheen of spice here; this is one big wine, it opens up earthy with air. The palate delivers a wealth of red fruit flavour and has sturdy yet fine tannins, really dense, quite long and finishing with muscular tannin depth.
2017
Good Wine Guide
93
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
To 2016
Australian Wine Companion 2011
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
The bottle, the cork (indifferent) and the price all have the US written on them, but this is in fact a seriously good grenache, with great colour and mouthfeel to its perfectly ripened, deep and luscious fruit.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
96
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A super-rich, ripe and concentrated array of prune, plum, dark chocolate and leather with considerable structure reflecting the high alcohol.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90

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