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Yangarra Estate Roussanne

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Roussanne may be better known as a blending grape, but this offering from Yangarra shows that it can stand up by itself. They are more texural wines than aromatically upfront, but this one does show some nice citrus, spice and green orchard fruits on the nose. The palate is medium-bodied, dry and sensual with a candlewax and creamy texure, subtle tastes of yellow citrus and spice, vibrant acidity, and a slaty finish. It's an awesome food wine that will go well with poultry or light pork dishes.

Winemaker's Notes

“This is the most complex and layered Roussanne we’ve made; it’s more old world than new. It’s like the spicy and alluring smells of poaching a pear mixed with the aroma of the rich cream as you pour it over. On the palate there is more texture than ever, with richness but a fine finish of ginger and lemon rind.” - Peter Fraser, Winemaker

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Yangarra Estate Roussanne

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Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
A superb example of this very cryptic and elusive varietal. This shows the right terroir being made with insight and understanding, and the result is impressive. There s a waxy, savoury impression on the nose, some faint lemon and flinty elements here. The palate is bathed in yellow fruit flavours, melon and citrus, bright acidity and beautifully judged phenolics.
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Good Wine Guide
94
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
90
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
Lovely, waxy nose here, with citrusy lemon, custard apple, pear and beautiful, almond-like, nutty, savoury aromas too. The palate s smoothly honed and really fresh, pushing plenty of ripe melon and citrus-soaked apple flavour along, really crunchy acid here too. Lively and engaging wine; finishes long.
Good Wine Guide 2013
93
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Glowing golden-green colour must indicate prolonged skin contact and perhaps some oak; the palate doesn't confirm or deny either, although there is a touch of sweetness from one source or another
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
87
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Dried straw and a hint of honeysuckle; a fraction short, but nice flavour; potential for this variety in McLaren Vale.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87

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