2016 Yelland & Papps Pinot Blanc

Up front, I’m going to admit the name, Pinot Blanc, did not excite me.  I’m guessing for the everyday punter it would be the same.  Engage the ‘reconsider’ section of your brain…please, because the label is an excellent source of information about the variety.

If there is one bit of advice I can give, don’t serve it too cold.  There’s always that one person who says “Why?” so, the answer is, because it killed everything this wine had to offer.

On the nose it presented like another white wine that starts with the word ‘Pinot’.  Apples, pears (and floral) aromas which then appeared again on the palate with a touch of stone fruit to finish it off very nicely if a tad short.  As strange as it sounds, this wine actually opened up even better the longer it was in the glass.  The down side, it didn’t stay in the glass long enough very often.

I have to also admit, it was an easy wine to like…in a good way.  One that you can open, pour, sit back, relax and enjoy on a sunny afternoon over lunch…with cheese or with salt & pepper & chilli squid or simply on its own.  Don’t be shy, tuck in!


Region: Barossa Valley     Price: $25     Source: Sample


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