Okay. So most people think the Barossa Valley only does Shiraz. But the Cabernet can be incredibly good. My favourite $44 bottle of Cabernet* came from the Barossa. I’ve mentioned plenty about Yelland and Papps, so need to sound like a bore. I like the principle of the label, but not sure it works in practice…but then, who judges a book by their cover?
Yelland and Papps, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa Valley, 2014
Rich and sumptuous. Chocolate over blackcurrant. There’s a touch of syrupy concentrate, but that’s really just the opulence of a Barossa Valley Cab Sauv. But I do like the the flip side of this from Michael Papps: a bit of stalky leaf, a little leather and pencil. Elegant for the price with mocha/coffee oak and complimentary cricket kit bag (fresh leather, slight menthol and wood). Tannins are fine, sandy and plentiful. This isn’t a bruiser, just a drinker.
Wine sample courtesy of Yelland and Papps
*Ask me about it. I still pinch myself.