2017 Yelland & Papps Second Take Shiraz

I’ve read a couple of reviews about this wine already (here and here) so I had a pretty good insight about what to expect when it came to trying this wine.  I actually debated whether to even review this wine because of just how renown these two bloggers are.  I was thinking, what could I add?  Anyway, here goes.

Dee-bloody-licious!  I’d like to finish my review there but I owe it to the Yelland & Papps team that sent me this gem to put on my Sherlock Holmes hat and have a closer look.

I have to tell ya it was difficult even to get past the first stage!  Smelling it.  I felt a bit like a council worker at this point.  I lent on the shovel(s) of black and red fruit aromas while getting my breath back but nothing progressed at a fast pace.

Tasting it revealed there was a private contractor involved.  No time wasted, plenty going on and lots to think about yet in an orderly manner.  73% whole bunch to get your mind ticking over, 14 days on skins to add another layer of interest, wild yeast fermentation and 28% new French oak.  Plums, blueberries and earthiness adding to the appeal.  There’s a licorice effect but it’s not quite licorice.  Fennel, maybe (because I’ve experienced a bit of it recently) could be the flavour.  Either way, I like it.  Actually, I love this wine!

Y&P Website

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

Y&P 2nd Take Shiraz

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