Yelland & Papps Second Take Shiraz 2015

The young(ish) winemakers of the Barossa are all loving that Shiraz can be released young(ish)….you don’t have to sit it in the dark for years.

Yelland & Papps Second Take Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2015

YP_STShiraz2015

50% whole bunch and wild ferment. 18 days on skins. 8 months in 100% French oak, 47% new. Unfiltered, unfined. Heady and perfumed: with charcoal flakes, dark choc coated raspberries, chalk, scorched almond/marzipan, soft exotic clove spice with a little bit of stalky sappiness.

Silky on the palate with choc nut and dark raspberry/boysenberry up front then brooding black plums, Turkish Delight-esque spices and comforting, furry tannins. There’s enough young acid to keep you on your toes and the wine honest. Sure you’d probably pick it as a Barossa shiraz in a line up, but you’d certainly have a second take at it.

RRP: $40

Alc: 14.3%

Wine sample courtesy of Yelland & Papps

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