Wine of the Week AU

Yangarra Ovitelli Grenache 2016, McLaren Vale, AUD $72

Produced from old-vine, dry-grown grenache vines, fermented slowly in a ceramic egg. It is a concentrated, elegant grenache with high-toned aromatics of raspberry, redcurrant and dried cherry, with underlying savouriness enhancing its charm. The palate is youthful, yet approachable, with a long, fine core of acidity.

It is a mesmerising grenache showing intense flavours within a refined frame. Amazing persistence and stylish tannin. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Toni’s original tasting

Alcohol: 14.5%

Ageing: now to 2022

Food: Duck rillettes with cornichons

Stockist: Yangarra Estate Wines; WineSquare – NSW (AU); Mezzanine (AU distributors)

Ranked: #2 of 33 2016 Grenache from McLaren Vale

Awarded: Top Rank

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