2014 Yelland & Papps Divine Shiraz

I heard a conversation on the radio the other day where a fellow said, “You can’t see the wind but you can see what it does.”  That is so true, obvious, but true.  You may not be able to see the wind but you can see the trees bend, people grab their hats while leaves skip across the road without knowing where they’ll end up.

This wine is similar, well sort of.  You can see it, that’s obvious.  It’s something tangible and real.  What you can’t see is what’s hidden in the colour of the juice extracted from the grapes until it exposes itself to your olfactory nerves, providing you with the aromas then the flavous of all that lies within.  This is an impeccable example of a wine that captures and enlivens every one of your senses.

Deep colour, it looks great in the glass.  Smells amazing!  Heaps going on here.  Fruits galore, spices are clearly present but not over-powering at all to the point I’m expecting this to be an elegant version of Barossa Shiraz when drinking it.

Hello again to those fruits!  Blackberries, plums, blueberries and I even sensed a slight dark cherry note in there.  A hint of licorice sidles up beside the spices (it was like someone opened my wife’s spice cupboard at that very moment) but everything is balanced perfectly by the juicy lush fruit I mentioned earlier.

It’s better than medium bodied, but gee it sits beautifully on the palate and every other crevice of your mouth and doesn’t seem to want to let go which I didn’t mind at all.  It’s also silky smooth to boot and finishes with that elegance and finesse I expected.  It is clear the fruit has been treated with the utmost respect.  A divine wine that will become mighty fine over a long time.

Yelland & Papps Website

Region: Barossa Valley, SA     Price: $115     Source: Sample courtesy of Yelland & Papps

Y&P Divine Shiraz 2014

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