Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Yelland & Papps Second Take Shiraz 2016

Michael Papps was pretty happy with the way this came together when we had a chat about his new release Second Take wines. Give it a chance to breathe and you'll see what he means.


Unfiltered and unfined, there's 65% whole bunch Shiraz here which saw 11 days on skins and nine months in French oak (29% new). 2900 produced.

Lean forward and embrace the funk. Red berries, pan juices, purple flower aromas. Dark berry fruit assume control in the mouth. And then Mulberry compote comes to mind - similar to the one my grandmother used to make. Coupled with blueberries, the mouth is filled with great width. Spices chime in late providing a more than satisfying finish. There's plenty of meat on the bones here yet enough elegance to bring sexy back. Well played Mr Papps.

Drink now to eight years.

94/100

Region: Barossa Valley
RRP: $40
Source: Sample

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