2017 Yelland & Papps Second Take Grenache

Those who know me will wonder if this is a rhetorical question, but here goes.  Is it wrong to drink almost the entire bottle of wine on your own…in one night?  Those same ones will answer, “depends on the wine.”  I have understanding friends.  I have to throw in here that it was for no reason other than it is a bloody good wine.

Now, if you’re not familiar with whole bunch, don’t despair.  It may not be obvious in this wine but you shouldn’t discount it when you see it next time on any bottle that takes your fancy.  Same with “unfined and unfiltered”.  Don’t be scared.  This is that ‘wine friend’ you can trust to help get you past those characters.

It definitely has the grenache personality.  Red fruits shining with a little bit of sweet fruit hanging in there.  For me blue fruits play a part but just so and, of course, spice has to poke its toes in.  It all comes together very well and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ll have to use your pin number for a couple bottles after using pay pass.  That’s if you can find it in a bottle-O.

I’ve been lucky enough to try the last three vintages of this wine and I reckon each one seems to want to try and out do the last.  Almost like sibling rivalry.  They can fight it out, I’ll happily be the referee.

Yelland and Papps Website

Region: Barossa Valley, SA     Price: $40     Source: Sample


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