It’s easy to get carried away with a quality wine that captures your senses when you open it, pour it, take in the aromas and, of course, taste it. Not that there is anything wrong with that. I consider myself pretty lucky because, for fear of sounding like I am bragging (sorry), it’s a regular occurrence for me. When the Yelland & Papps wines turn up at my home, that quality is a given.
When it comes to these wines, it’s a bit like trying to decide which child is your favourite. They all have their little idiosyncrasies, personalities and attractive characteristics, but you like them all equally. If I had to pick, this one always seems to get more of my attention than the others and not just once or twice but every time, every year.
I don’t know if it is possible to be able to smell aromas of ‘fresh’ and ‘juicy’ but that’s what I got when I dived my beak into the glass. Raspberries and blueberries and a sprinkling of herbs greet your nasal senses. The ‘fresh’ and ‘juicy’ aromas are almost tangible on the taste buds where cherry and blueberry characters shine along with a nice dash of spice. Things just keep rolling along beautifully thanks to silky smooth tannins and the terrific fruit combining for a pretty impressive finish.
It’s lovely, light/medium bodied and fruity, yet seems to move up a notch the longer it sat in the glass. It just kept drawing me back again and again and again. Great stuff!!
Region: Barossa Valley, SA Price: $45 Source: Sample thanks heaps to Yelland & Papps