Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Yelland & Papps Second Take Rousanne 2012

So. Good.

I know I have been banging on about these new release Yelland & Papps wines, but with good reason too. Perhaps I was lucky enough to have saved the best for last. Lucky me.

This Roussanne is red hot and for those who are yet to try the variety, don't sit back any longer.

Wild fermented and unfiltered, this is some funky goodness. I was amazed by the cloudy apple juice like appearance, then a whiff delivered some slight honey aromas, a hint of lemon zest, some creaminess, but hang on, hello poached pear!

The palate is laced with stunning mouth filling flavours which just roll on and on. A dusting of fine spice and pear, then a nougat element kicks in too. This biscuit bread like thing appears followed by a slight nuttiness. So much going on. So good.

Ready to drink now there is no need to hang on to it.

Available at good independent retailers with only limited stock available.

Who: Yelland & Papps
What: Roussanne (13% alc)
Where: Barossa
When: 2012
How: $40