Wines - 2011 BB Cabernet Sauvignon (last vintage)
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.
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
This vineyard was planted in 1992, on Ramsey rootstock in our estate vineyard situated on the outskirts of Nuriootpa, in the valley, known as the golden mile of beautiful soil.
Rich alluvial soil winds its way down amongst the Barossa Valley Way.
Rows planted East/West
- 4 glasses - Tony Love - Taste
SPORTING a crazy-ish label with lots of mad varietal info that's good reading as well, this cabernet has plenty going for it - good ripe fruits, a faint waft of forest eucalypt, sweet dark fruits that have blackberry, cream and milk chocolate notes. Mouth-filing but not cramped by tannin, it's a well balanced, top- value delight.