Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Yelland & Papps Devote Old Vine Grenache 2011
I had the pleasure of tasting this along with the 2010. Interestingly enough, amongst a group of four, two preferred the 2010 and the other two the 2011. Even more intriguing was that the two females preferred this softer more elegant type to the bigger and denser wine the two males preferred in the 2010.
Black pepper, earthy black fruits, spice and oak char are the highlights. Some rum and raisin chocolate features swing in to play too. Quite linear and not too bold, the flavours are elegant though they do have a presence. Good oak integration with a good length to finish.
Certainly not a confected Grenache and one a newby to the variety will enjoy.
Who: Yelland & Papps
What: Grenache (14% alc)