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Date Printed: 7/1/2016
Yangarra Estate McLaren Vale Shiraz 2001
Yangarra Estate McLaren Vale Shiraz 2001
(search item no. 58538)
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/1/2016: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2013 James Suckling rating: 93 points
2012 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2012 Wilfred Wong of rating: 92 points
2012 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2009 Decanter rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Classy Australian Shiraz. A vibrant dark ruby red color, with aromas of dark red fruit accented with rich plum, black cherry and hints of dried spice. The palate is generous, with layered flavors of plums and ripe black cherry. Vanilla oak and exotic spice linger on the finish, while the silky tannins give an opulent mouthfeel. Aged in small French Oak barrels, this Shiraz has beautiful mouthfeel and elegance not often found in wines in this price range.

"This is a terrific value, rich and plump, with powerful blackberry, plum and a wee touch of peppermint, all of which echo through the long finish. A serious McLaren Vale Shiraz, built to last. Drink now through 2012."
-Wine Spectator Weekly

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About Yangarra Estate:

Yangarra Estate is as true to its Australian roots as the soil from which its unparalleled flavors are born. Yangarra Estate only selects fruit from the top appellations of Australia, then uses both Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates and Australian innovative winemaking approach to produce varietal wines of inimitable quality.

Australian winemaker, Peter Fraser, teamed up with KJWE's Winemaster Randy Ullon to blend and bottle Yangarra Park wines in the famous Barossa Valley of South Australia. Peter brings his widely regarded depth and breadth of knowledge of each of Australia's finest winemaking regions. Peter's deft and cosmopolitan wine style results from more than eight years experience in the Australian wine industry.