Friday, 29 November 2013

Yelland & Papps Vin De Soif 2012

This range of wines from Yelland & Papps is made for drinking now. The grab a bottle and have with your take away type.

For this reason I wasn't that fussed on the wine. It started to hit its straps on day two, a bit late for that evening tipple with a meal.

A blend of 65% Grenache, 27% Mataro, 5% Shiraz and 3% Carignan, the acid balance seemed a little out of whack. After some air and a night to rest up it settled down and was softer and more approachable. Earthy, blood plums, red fruits, a good nip of spice and some oak influence all contributing.

Not for me.

Who: Yelland & Papps
What: Grenache, Mataro, Shiraz, Carignan (12.5% alc)
Where: Barossa
When: 2012
How: $20

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