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
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.
Wine sample courtesy of Yelland & Papps