2016 “Winemaker of the Year” Peter Fraser says:
The PF Shiraz is made from grapes grown on our certified
biodynamic single estate vineyard, grown without herbicides, fungicides or
synthetic chemicals. It is made without additions of any kind: sulphur
(preservative), acid, tannin or finings. It’s medium bodied, fresh, fruit
driven wine that is delicious enjoyed as a young wine. With that in mind, we do
have PF shiraz back to our first vintage of 2013 that is still showing some of
lovely vibrant characters.
Halliday rates this 92 points, saying:
Destemmed whole berries, cold soaked, with wild yeast
employed in small open topped fermenters. There's a distinctly sauvage feeling
all about this wine which is entirely appropriate. It's sophisticated McLaren
Vale shiraz in all its glory so to speak. Aromas and flavors purely of the
black fruit from the red earth, and with minimal interference, here it is.
Wine Enthusiast, at 91 points, agrees:
This is Yangarra's foray into this very Australian
preservative-free category of wines, and the result is delicious. Brambly
fruit, baking spices, coffee, vanilla and ground peppercorn aromas lead to a
palate that is plush but firm, deftly woven with stony, mineral tannins, an
earthy core and a long savory, herbal finish. This is a clean-cut, warming wine
that makes you want to eat a gamy casserole on a cold day in winter.
The Real Review rates it their #1 Shiraz of 18 they reviewed,
Appealing blackberry and mulberry aromas
with a touch vanilla cola and licorice. Good density on the mid-palate. I enjoy
the plush nature of the palate, the depth of fruit and the distinct vein of
spice. A stunning example of a preservative-free wine.
The bottom line is this is a serious, very high
quality Shiraz that sells on Wine-Searcher for an average of $36 that also
happens to be biodynamic, free of added sulfur and about as pure and natural as
wine gets – AND is a giveaway at only $16.99.