Friday, 14 June 2013

Yelland & Papps Devote Greenock Shiraz 2011

The fruit comes from the Barossa sub region of Greenock. Basket pressed and twenty months in a mix of new and old French and American oak.

A meaty type. Lots of earthy type flavours too. Buckets of plums, black fruits, mulberry, leather, some clove, dried herb and black olive. Plenty of interest.
A few days on some more floral and dry herb characters try to peek through but the meaty and black fruit characters keep it at bay. Savoury with a slight drying and chalky finish.

Grab a rib roast and wrap it in bacon and wash it down with this.

Will comfortably cellar for ten years.

Another tick for the Yelland & Papps stable.

Who: Yelland & Papps
What: Shiraz (14% alc)
Where: Barossa
When: 2011
How: $35

www.yellandandpapps.com