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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Yangarra Mourvèdre 2010

Yangarra red wines have this inherent drinkability about them.  That may seem a daft things to say about wine, but what I really mean is: to me they're the wine equivalent of Pringles.  Once I have a glass I cannot stop.  They're not big juice 'n' fruit bombs either.

This 2010 Mourvèdre comes from a 2 acre block planted in 1998 - so still relatively young - I first tasted the 2009 and was in raptures over that.  Aromas of black cherry and chestnut waft out the glass, then, a secondary background aromatic element, a citrus freshness that I have started to see in some McLaren Vale reds.

The palate is smooth, silken, wow - there's the charm that has me reaching for another glass.  There's tannin too, mild grainy tannin that provides enough of a counterpoint to the smoothness before it.  Dangerously drinkable indeed.  92 - Very Good

Source: Sample
Price: $32
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap


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