Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Yelland & Papps Second Take Roussanne 2016

Michael Papps - the best Roussanne winemaker in the country. Well, I think so anyway.

Sourced from the Barossa sub-region of Greenock, this sat in 100% old oak for 9.5 months.

Looks like scrumpy in the glass. The sample I had saw sediment sitting in the bottom of the bottle - not too dissimilar to what you'd see in the famed Coopers Ale. It highlights the style of being not fined nor filtered - what I call 'dirty Roussanne'.

This 2016 is a step back on previous years but the skilled craftmanship is still apparent. Aromas of water crackers, blue cheese, apple cider leaps from the glass. Cloudy apple juice to taste with that blue cheese the driving force. Layers of gentle spice plus a nutty character. The mouth is coated generously, and just like the Second Take Vermentino, there's those distinctive skinsy feels. Welcome to funky town peeps.

Drink now to three years.

91/100

Region: Barossa Valley
RRP: $40
Source: Sample

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