Uncork This - Yangarra 2006 Old Vine Grenache McLaren Vale (Australia)
McLaren Vale's graceful, feminine wines are known for soft tannins, intense berry ripeness, and fruity, perfumey aromatics. This one is dark n' meaty with leathery black cherry, fresh green tobacco, cedar and a gorgeous, silky mouthfeel you sense in your toes. I poured the '04 at my wedding so, yea, I like it. Others to look for: '07 RosÈ, '07 Roussanne, and '06 Shiraz. Sw=2. $22. 4.5 stars.
This wine is featured in this week's Corkscrew column - McLaren Vale: The Bold and the Beautiful.