Monday, 20 April 2015

Yelland & Papps Second Take Grenache 2014

Get the funk outta here! This stinks so good. Sure it might not be everyone's cup of tea but take the blinkers off and have a crack.

Hands off, gloves off, this is all about expression without intervention. Whole bunches (48%), wild yeast fermentation, twenty-six days on skins, French oak (34% new) for seven months, unfined nor filtered.

The funk and edginess of the wine is apparent from the first whiff. Dried flowers, red frogs, some raspberry, stewed/reduced/compote like strawberries. Even strawberry ice cream topping. Delivery is rustic but within that there is a gracefulness. It's soft and caresses the mouth. Oak compliments the fruit which sits predominantly on the mid palate. Some sour cherry swoops in. Dusty type tannins sit on a length which just doesn't want to budge. And I liked that.

In all, this is great and I'd be happy to go back glass after glass. And maybe I did.

Cellar for the medium term.

Very good.

Region: Barossa
RRP: $40
Source: Sample

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