Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Yelland & Papps Devote Shiraz Roussanne 2013

2011 pictured
The vines for this are around 15 years old. Wild fermented with 12 days on skins plus old oak for 21 days.

A subtle whiff from the Roussanne (10%) wafts on. Some lovely perfume adds a different dimension. Dark cherries and plum compote are there too courtesy of the Shiraz. Perhaps some damp earth there also. It's not a bad yin and yang thing going on.

Riding soft and long, tannins are pitched nicely. The fruit is delicate and juicy. A citrus peel edge adds appeal to the chocolate and dark berry fruit. A lick of vanilla and some baking spice reveals another layer of interest.

I'd happily have a couple of glasses on a Saturday night with a rib eye steak.

Only 800 bottles produced and one for the medium term if you consider cellaring.

Very good.

Region: Barossa
RRP: $35
Source: Sample


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