I have been reading a series of articles in The Australian newspaper about Captain James Cook. You know, that bloke who sailed from the mother land and explored the east coast of Australia a couple of hundred years ago. Anyway, when he set out on his expedition, he didn’t know what he was in for but he knew what he wanted to achieve. With plenty of confidence, a dash of skill and the best equipment on offer at the time, off he went. The rest is history.
With confidence, skill and the best equipment they could muster up at the beginning of their expedition, Michael and Susan set sail on a journey a few years ago in an Endeavour (did you like that) to provide a range of wines that will have any discerning palate sailing the seven seas to discover the uncharted territory that is Yelland & Papps.
Here are two of their wines that are easy to find via the internet rather than having to climb Jacob’s Ladder and perch in the Crow’s nest to keep a look out.
2016 Barossa Valley Shiraz: Fresh berries on the nose. Plums and dark fruits provide carry on the palate with a nice little hint of spice. Plenty of flavour doesn’t come as a surprise considering the alluring and spiffy colour. This is an easy wine to like and one glass just doesn’t seem enough.
2016 Barossa Valley Vin De Soif: A very cool and ever popular blend of Grenache, Mataro and Carignan. Lively on the nose, it smells of fresh red berries. Medium bodied (as the colour purveys) it still provides plenty of character with savouryness, cherriness (it’s not a word but I like it) and soft tannins. This is juicy, fruity and downright moreish to say the least.
Region: Barossa Valley Price: $25 Source: Sample courtesy of Yelland & Papps
My eldest son is called James Cook!
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