Monday, 25 August 2014

Yelland & Papps Devote Greenock Shiraz 2012

I'd love to peer over the shoulder of Michael Papps during vintage while he is plying his trade. He just seems to have a knack of delivering gems. Here's another.

Coming from Greenock on the western side of the Barossa, this Shiraz is plump and juicy. Deep plum and black fruits get the ball rolling. Add a scattering of red fruit, dark chocolate and spice, tip in some slight oak char and the stage is set for a scream.

Tremendously smooth and very well rounded, the fruit just hums. Expect the usual alcohol (14%) from a Barossa red, but you certainly don't feel you need a knife and fork to get through it.

As with many of the Yelland & Papps wines, this is ready to go now but will kick on for a decade.

Excellent.

Region: Barossa
RRP: $35

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