Wines - 2013 Second Take Shiraz
Shiraz - I guess you could call it the workhorse of the Barossa. We like to approach it a little differently here at Yelland & Papps. 15% whole bunches to let a little light into the wine; 20 days on skins, 10 months in oak and bottled unfiltered and unfined; it has all the rich fruits you’d expect from a Barossa shiraz but its a little less taxing on the palate and certainly friendly with food. Deep purple/red in colour with primary fruit aromas of macerated plums, blackberry and mulberry. Hints of Asian spice, kirsch, vanillin, hoi sin, black liquorice and “rum & raisin” chocolate along with a light wash of gently spiced oak.
There is a floral flourish as the fruit flows onto the palate. Think violets and purple-flowers and you are on the right track. Fruit flavours of juicy plum, blackberry and mulberry abound, ably supported by a raft of exotic spice, berry compote, creme de cassis, oyster sauce and finely judged spicy oak. It is medium-bodied on the palate with a consistent flow across its length. Bright in acidity with plenty of fruit density and ripe, gypsum-like tannins providing the backbone.
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 on 20/02/2012, 15 % whole bunch, 20 days on skins, in barrel on 14/03/2013 for ten and ½ months, out of barrel on 30/01/2013.
63% French Oak – 49% new 37% American Oak – 100% old,
In bottle on 05/02/2013
pH 3.57 TA 7.50
2150 bottles made
The grapes were grown on the out skirts of Greenock, home of some of the most extraordinary grapes. Vines were planted in the mid 1980’s in sandy loam topsoil over light clay. Cropped at 1.5 tonnes per acre, the vineyard was harvested on 20th February when optimum flavours and balance were achieved in the grape.
- 92 points - Jeremy Pringle - Wine Will Eat Itself
- Julian Coldrey - Full Pour
- 93 - Stuart Robinson - The Vinsomniac
- Michael Elis - The Wine Punter
- 93 - Ray Jordan - Ray Jordan's Top 100
- 95 - James Halliday - James Halliday 2015 Wine Companion
- 93 - Mike Bennie & Tyson Stelzer - WBM