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