Wines - 2013 Second Take Grenache
We are delighted with our Grenache from the 2013 vintage with the variety showing snappy varietal lift and lovely flow across the palate. Our Second Take Grenache from 2013 is bruised purple/red in hue and shows a compelling aromatic profile of yellow plum and red cherry fruits lifted by hints of fragrant mulberry and raspberry compote. Hints of dense ginger-cake, five spice, “Old Jamaican” chocolate, liquorice and dried citrus rind.
The fruit flows energetically onto the palate sitting comfortably at the medium-bodied end of the scale. Again, pure fruit focus is the leitmotif - damsel plums, fruits-of-the-forest, raspberry and mulberry with a splash of cranberry for good measure. The mid-palate is laden with spice with hints of gingerbread, dark chocolate, purple flowers, crushed rock, red liquorice, dried herbs and mandarin zest. There is a sense of spaciousness on the palate and a crunchy, juicy vibe on the back palate and as seam of fine acidity propels the wine along to its end-point. There is a lovely sheen of fine-grained, ripe, chalky tannin providing structure and the finish fades slowly showing hints of plum, spice and ginger.
Have thrown the traditional Australian wine making book out the winery door to practice more old world techniques. New world wine in an old world way….
Crushed 10/03/12, 30% whole bunch, 18 days on skins, put to barrel 28/03/12 for ten months, out of barrel 30/01/14,
100% French Oak, 36% new, in bottle 05/02/2014
pH 3.54, TA 6.8
14 % alc
1850 bottles made
The grapes were dry grown in the sub region of Light Pass in heavy red loam. Vines were planted in the early 1950s and 1970s.
Cropped at just over 1 tonne per acre, the vineyard was hand picked on 10th March when optimum flavours and balance were achieved in the grape.
- 94 points - Jeremy Pringle - Wine Will Eat Itself
- Julian Coldrey - Full Pour
- Steve Leszczynski - Qwine
- 94 points - Stuart Robinson - The Vinsomniac
Yelland and Papps Second Take Grenache 2013
The Grenache is the pick of the '13 Second Pick releases for me - a case of Primus inter pares' rather than it standing head and shoulders above stable mates Roussanne and Shiraz.
Enticing aromatics from the get go, moving to a composed palate, silken threaded, elegant. Milk chocolate, coffee grounds, sugar plum, blue fruits and florals. It's complex without being over-bearing, engaging and a delight to drink from the off.
Elegant palate structure, a sense of ease and perpetual flow. Acid is present, in the sense of refreshment, it aids to balance and presence. Finishes with length, a gentle flow of flavour. 94
Tasted on: Thursday 5th June, a Fruit day
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Stuart Robinson at 06:56
- 95 - James Halliday - James Halliday 2015 Wine Companion
- Silver - 2014 Barossa Wine Show
- 92 - Mike Bennie & Tyson Stelzer - WBM