2014 Yelland and Papps Vin De Soif

This is a wine where the label does not have to say much because the blend of Grenache (74%), Mataro (17%) and Carignan (9%) liquid inside the bottle says it all.

It looks like a Pinot Noir in the glass (my wife actually thought that was what I’d poured her) and with the nose being quite perfumed and red fruity, you’d be mistaken for thinking it was.  The palate is where it is a little more ramped up compared to a Pinot.  The red fruits are still there but some darker fruits appear with a sort of plummy, savoury mid palate.

Tannins?  Move along, there’s nothing to see here.  It’s all about the delicate, lush fruit flavours that actually give it a bit of length too.

Google tells me “Vin de Soif” means a wine for thirst.  I’m not sure this wine is supposed to quench your thirst but I sure have a thirst for it.  More please!


Region: Barossa Valley     Price: $25     Source: Swap


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