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.
From vines planted in '45 on a deep sandy dune dubbed ‘The Beach' by Yangarra. Whole bunches are open-fermented. The bouquet exudes fresh-picked raspberries which form the nucleus of the powerful and intense palate, with grainy tannins that underline the complexity of the wine.
96 points and Top 100 2020, Wine Companion (November 2020)
Beautiful fragrance, fruit and structure. It’s light but insistent; it has presence. I guess you’d say that it tastes of redcurrant and plum, gently stewed versions thereof, though saltbush and sweet spice notes gather in number, and there’s an earthen aspect, a suggestion that it’s of the ground. Tannin here; it means business. It doesn’t just sit there; the tannin here takes those fruit and spice notes and brands the finish with where it comes from. $35, in any walk of life, rarely offers that kind of connection; that kind of more.
95 points, The Wine Front (November 2020)
If you’re after a very consistent, very good-value grenache, then this is a wine you should be buying by the case. It has such impressively energetic aromas and flavors of red and darker berries and a beautifully articulated frame of fine, sturdy tannin. Mouth-filling fruit pervades the finish.
93 points, JamesSuckling.com (May 2020)