Yangarra Ironheart Shiraz 2019

$220.00 $199.00 inc. GST

97/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
96/100 – The Wine Front
96/100 – Halliday Wine Companion
96/100 – James Suckling

The 2019 Ironheart Shiraz beats with an oxblood character upon opening: it is rich, deep and staining. The oak is prevalent; however, it is high quality and well-matched to the fruit, so it is hardly a problem. Awesome. There are pink peppercorns, meat, salted licorice and a firm tannic structure through the mid-palate and finish. The wine is abundant, but it is stabilized and grounded by a flurry of savory tannin and a spine of fine, salty acid. The fruit is really impressive; it almost overflows the glass, but it’s brought to heel by acid and tannin, so you know it only needs a decant to allow it to unravel and unfurl. – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

“This has a complex and expressive nose of iodine, dried thyme, blackberry fruit, tar, cloves and crushed stones. Beautifully framed, with sleek and firm tannins providing an elegant support to the dark fruit and minerals. Slowly unwinds. From biodynamically grown grapes. Better from 2024.” – James Suckling

Tasting Note: Ironheart is the flagship Shiraz from our single vineyard estate in Blewitt Springs at the northern edge of McLaren Vale. The vineyard’s northern aspect, higher elevation and sandy ironstone soils produce Shiraz with immense concentration and finesse.

Winemaking Notes: Hand-picked (21st March), 20% whole bunches, and the remainder has been destemmed, mechanical berry sorted, 30% whole berries and 50% crushed. Open fermenters and on skins for approximately 21 days. A gentle maceration principle of wetting the cap and only draining and returning when reductive. Wild yeast ferment. No pressings are used in this wine. Kept on lees for 16 months in 1 year old foudre.

Certification: Organic, Biodynamic

Alcohol: 14.0%

Variety: Shiraz

Region: Kangarilla, McLaren Vale, South Australia

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