Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Wines - 2012 BB Cabernet Sauvignon

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The Wine

 

From the super 2012 vintage, this years Yelland & Papps Cabernet Sauvignon shows a saturated mid red/purple colour in the glass and precise, varietally true aromas of ripe blackberry, blackcurrant and cassis. Hints of cinnamon, clove, forest floor, kirsch, black liquorice and dark chocolate appear on the nose along with lighter notes of violets and purple flowers.

 

Medium-bodied on the palate with rich, ripe fruit flavours of blackberry, blackcurrant and black cherry along with a dark plummy edge. Hints of deep spice in the way of clove and cinnamon combine with notes of dark “Old Jamaican” chocolate, creme de cassis, kirsch, licorice, earth, forest floor, subtle oak and delightful purple floral wafts to provide beautiful drinking. The acidity is bright, poised and drives proceedings along nicely; the tannins are ripe, fine and chalky and the finish lingers persistently showing grace, balance and all that is good about Cabernet Sauvignon in the Barossa.

The Winemaking

Hand picked on 20th March  by our Canadian Wwoofers, this wine spent between 7-20 days on skins prior to gentle basket pressing. 17 months of maturation in 100% French oak (10% new) prior to bottling unfiltered and unfined.

Vegan friendly and Organic principles.

 

Bottled on 3rd October 2013

pH – 3.61  TA – 6.6g/l  Alc – 14 %