Yelland & Papps Second Take Grenache 2017

Yelland and Papps have produced arguably some of the most informative labels with their “Second Take” series. Definitely things to consider. This vintage sees 64% Whole Bunch (all the berries and stalks) and wild fermentation. 20 days maceration on skins and 7 and half months in French oak, of which only 9% was new.

Yelland & Papps, Second Take, Grenache, Barossa Valley, 2017

Aromas of smoke, apple skin, heady cinnamon spice, cooling bluestone, tutti frutti/bubblegum, ash and milk chocolate.  The palate is fresh, with an urgency to provide peppery red fruits and a toothsome texture of almost fine tannins, underpinned by that bluestone earth minerality. For mine, this doesn’t quite reach the depths of the Mataro, but still steps confidently.

RRP: $40
Alc: 13.9%
Rating: 17.5/20

Wine sample courtesy of Yelland & Papps

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