2017 Yelland & Papps Devote Greenock Shiraz

Everyone would be familiar with the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  While this particular phrase originated in 1913, it is based on a proverb dating back to 1866 that went, “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.”  Now, I’m pretty sure eating an apple a day won’t stop you needing to see your GP from time to time but there are health benefits that are very, very similar to that of red wine! Okay, so not red wine specifically but resveratrol, a compound found in red wine grape skins.

Apples and Resveratrol both seem to have benefits to the human body (and, let’s not forget when it comes to wine, some not so beneficial).  One thing I noticed resveratrol does that apples don’t do is, activate the SIRT1 gene which protects the body against aging and obesity!!  Now, I don’t know how much of this is ‘scientifically proven’ but I’m willing to see if it’s true.  Maybe the saying should be changed to, “an apple and a glass of red wine a day keeps the doctor away.”  I may not be a doctor but I would prescribe this shiraz to be taken on a daily basis due to its heart pumping deliciousness.

Generous and inviting aromas upon introduction.  I breathed in big and exhaled slowly while grinning from ear to ear.  I knew what I was in for and it delivered those expectations easily.  It is terrific on tasting.  Rich, flavoursome, black fruits, lovely plummy mid palate fullness, better than medium bodied with some elegance about it, beautifully balanced and great length.  Look out is all I can say.  If it doesn’t get you on the first taste, it’ll definitely get you on the second.  It got me on the first smell and sip! A lovely wine.

Region: Barossa Valley, SA     Price: $45     Source: Sample thanks heaps to Yelland & Papps


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