2016 Yelland & Papps Second Take Mataro

Two words sum up this wine and the Yelland Papps team.  Quiet achiever/s.

I have to admit to wondering what this wine was doing to start off with.  It offered near nothing when it was opened and poured.  Shy and unresponsive to say the least and I’d go as far to say, it lacked personality.

However.  I left it alone for a while.  Well, to be honest I put it aside and went looking for something else to open.

Given the chance, it displayed plenty of berries, some cherries and a ‘come a little bit closer’ nose that drags you in but tasting it provides even more interest.  Hello to those berries then surround it with plums, savoury/sticky oak, dry earthiness and it becomes such a friendly thing that, in my opinion, will end up being the poor cousin in this range of wines.  It doesn’t deserve to be.

The only points I’m giving to this wine is both of my index fingers pointing to the website below.  Hit the link my friends.


Region: Barossa Valley     Price: $40     Source: Sample

Y&P Second Take Mataro


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