The vines that yield fruit for Yangarra’s acclaimed Old Vine Grenache were first planted in 1946. Made exclusively with 100% Grenache from Estate bush vines, this is an exceptional starting point to discover what Yangarra is all about.
Elegant complexity and perfume give life to Old Vine. Depth and freshness are in harmony, with red fruit shining through. Full bodied and with firm tannin structure, this is a pleasure to drink now, but would also reward with cellaring.
Hand-picked from vines planted in '46, wild yeast open-fermented. It only takes a millisecond in the mouth for the wine to establish its varietal purity and generosity. It is supple, round and deeply satisfying, red and purple fruits to the fore, fine-grained tannins bringing up the rear.
96 points, Wine Companion (November 2019)
Deep, bright red/purple colour, the bouquet savoury and reserved, showing earthy, dry spice, hot-clay aromas. It’s at the savoury end of the spectrum as opposed to grapy. The wine has a smell and taste that reminds of the ceramic vessels in which some of it may have been fermented. The palate is again very dry, savoury and terrestrial - as opposed to fruity. Good intensity, depth and drive, with abundant drying tannins that compound the non-fruity personality of the wine. Pepper, clove and other dry spice aromas and flavours rise out of the wine the longer it's in the glass. A food wine, to be sure.
92 points, The Real Review (June 2020)