Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Wines - 2011 BB Cabernet Sauvignon (last vintage)


The Wine


Vibrant garnet red in the glass with fruit aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and black plum with higher tones of mulberry and a dash of cranberry. A complex bouquet with hints of kirsch, cassis, baking spice, dutch licorice, dark chocolate, Barossa earth and fruit cake along with well-judged, seasoned French oak playing a supporting role rather than overpowering the rich, detailed fruit characters.


The wine shows beautiful flow as it enters the palate with a mouthfeel that shows plenty of spaciousness and vibrant, savoury fruit characters. Fruit flavours of Cassis, blackberry, blackcurrant and Satsuma plum are again highlighted by the redder tones of fragrant mulberry and cranberry as the wine segues into the mid-palate. Here it shows complex flavours of baking spice, “Old Jamaican” chocolate, red-brown earth, black strap licorice, kirsch, tea-cake and beautifully integrated oak nuances that float in the background. Supple and silky across the palate the 2011 Yelland & Papps Cabernet Sauvignon shows a lovely savoury edge, fine, ripe sandy tannins and a velvety flow to the finish that is wrapped up with bright acidity and lingering flavours of black fruits, spice and soft oak nuance.

The Winemaking

Picked on 13th of April  made in two batches one batch spending 15 days on skins and the second batch spending 35 days on skins.

Spent 17 months in 91% French oak 9% new, and 9% seasoned American Oak

Bottled on 30.10.2012

TA – 6.58

  PH – 3.41

Alc 13.5