Longview Yakka Shiraz 2012 from cool Adelaide Hills is a fresh and fruit-forward Shiraz, named for ‘yakka’, slang for hard work.
‘Cool Climate’ are major buzzwords in Australian wine. Longview Yakka, from the cool climate Lake Alexandrina region of the Adelaide Hills shows why, with a minerally freshness to match the expected layers of ripe, sumptuous fruit. After a slow fermentation and maceration in open-top vats, the wine spends 18 months harmonizing in oak. Bursting with flavours of black pepper, plums, chocolate and coffee, this is a stupendous glass of wine that should be savoured with some very special cheese. Yakka is a zany-looking plant, but also slang for hard work, of which plenty has been spent on this expressive red from a tiptop vintage.