Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Wines - 2013 BB Cabernet Sauvignon (last vintage)


The Wine


We happen to think Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon is the shizzle. It seems to have an expressive, generous character here — gone are those overt capsicum notes & terse tannins and in their place just rich, varietal  characters and a smooth black-fruited flow across the palate. The 2013 Yelland & Papps Cabernet Sauvignon shows lush, ripe fruit characters of blackberry and blackcurrant supported by notes of macerated plums. Hints of black-strap licorice, cinnamon, clove, dark “Old Jamaican” chocolate, kirsch with some delightful purple flower high-tones.


On the palate the wine shows rich, vibrant blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, plums, kirsch and creme de cassis. Hints of cinnamon and clove combine with notes of dark chocolate, crushed earth, fresh leaf litter, violets/purple flowers and liquorice provide a backdrop to the primary fruit flavours to present a delicious, complex tasting wine. Plenty of drive and clarity across the palate — no gloopy fruit here, just pure delicious drinking with bright, crisp acidity and a curtain of ripe, fine grained tannins providing ample structure. Drink immediately or cellar over the medium term, both options have their rewards but when you do decide to crack the bottle open, think slow-cooked lamb and you will be in a happy place.

The Winemaking

Hand picked on 7th March  by our French and Belgium Wwoofers, this wine spent 14 days on skins prior to gentle basket pressing. 15 months of maturation in 100% French oak (5% new) prior to bottling unfiltered and unfined.

Vegan friendly and Organic principles.


Bottled on 11th July 2014

pH – 3.58 

TA – 7.1g/l

 Alc – 13.5 %