Sunday, 7 September 2014

Yelland & Papps Shiraz Roussanne 2012

Some deep and brooding Shiraz coupled with the floral lift of Roussanne.

Quite muscular in its delivery, there's what seems to be a red currant lift. Oak is a bit heavy on the heavy side for mine and is showing its dominance over the fruit.

A blend of 90% Shiraz and 10 % Roussanne, mulberries and plum coat the mouth with a wash of bitter chocolate and spice at the finish. The Roussanne freshens the wine nicely adding some raspberry and cherry aromas lightening the heavier Shiraz component.

With all this in mind, this lingers long and generously. It's not hard to keep guzzling away.

Very good.

Region: Barossa
RRP: $35

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