Yelland & Papps Vin De Soif 2017

Vin De Soif roughly translates to “A Thirst for Wine.” The 2017 vintage was “known as the wettest vintage on record, with cooler than average days and nights” making for a lighter structure to the wines. A blend of 38%  whole bunch fruit: Grenache, Mataro and 5% Carignan.

Yelland & Papps, Vin De Soif, Barossa Valley, 2017

Peniclly pine spice with bright cherry, raspberry and red currants, milk chocolate/liquorice “bullets,” boysenberry ice cream, lightly toasted fennel seed with a little cherry danish pasty. Plays daintier than its stated ABV, offering plenty of crunchy red fruit brightly cutting through a slightly sapid body. It’s tart, it’s fun, it’s got crystalline edges to meaty depth. Mature playtime and an easy glass to drain.

RRP: $30
Alc: 13.9%
Rating:  17.75/20 (91/100)

Wine sample courtesy of Yelland & Papps

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