Monday, 29 February 2016

Yelland & Papps Second Take Mataro 2015

Respect to those winemakers who push boundaries. A standing ovation for Michael Papps particularly for how easy he makes "different" look here.

This is the first time Mataro makes an appearance in the Second Take range, and honestly, where has it been! I do love Mataro done well but this has point of difference on so many levels.

100% whole bunch fermented with eight months in old French oak.

Overflowing with berry fruits, pomegranate, dark cherries, plums and five spice chimes in at the death. Crunchy apple like acidity settles the longer it is in the glass. There's a good kick of Barossan earthiness about it too. A shimmer of peppery spice breezes through. Medium bodied and ridiculously approachable, this says more about the maker than the fruit used. The whole bunches used certainly doesn't bog down the fruit nor does the funky component steal the limelight. Complexity and approachability all in one.

Medium term cellaring.

Only 400 bottles produced - it's worth doing your best to find some.

Very good+

Region: Barossa
RRP: $40
Source: Sample

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