Wines - 2017 Second Take Shiraz
Wine 2017 Second Take Shiraz
Range Second Take
Varietal 100% Shiraz
Region 100% Barossa Valley
Bottles Made 2930
Winemaker Michael Papps
- Clones? Unknown
- Year Planted? 1996
- Organic/biodynamic? No
- Soil? Heavy loam/red clay
- Direction/Aspect of vineyard? East/West
- Elevation? 220m
- Hand or machine picked? Hand
- whole bunch fermented? 73% Whole Bunch
- Sorting (if done) by hand or machine? Berry or bunch sorted? None
- Co-fermented or blended after fermentation? After
- Open, tank, roto or barrel fermented? Barrel and Open fermenter
- Wild or cultured yeast? Wild
- Total time on skins, including cold soak, fermentation add post fermentation maceration 14 days
- Basket or Bag Press? Basket
- Pressed direct to barrel or via tank? Tank
- Oak or Tank maturation? Oak
- Percentage of new oak, and country of origin of oak? 100% French Oak, 28% new
- Length of time in oak? 8 ½ months
- pH 3.54
- TA 6.60
- Alc 13.8%
- 94 - Steve Leszcynski - Qwine
I sip on this and hum along to the Incubus song 'Are you in?'. And if you're not on the Yelland & Papps train yet, perhaps you just need to be. Of the 2017 Second Take red releases, the Grenache was stunning, the Mataro incredibly expressive, but this Shiraz has scooped the pool. An absolute belter!
Veneers of interest and personality continually peel back to reveal the next. There's more whole bunch than the previous release too - 73% this time in fact. Fourteen days on skins, wild yeast fermentation with no fining or filtration the standard procedure for these Second Take wines.
Wild and bunchy without surprise, it's elegantly smooth. Lace and knickers - sexy appeal kind of stuff. Mulberry and blue fruit moves to star anise, soy and pan juices. Another whiff and violet aromas make a play as do sauteed mushrooms. It feels a bit skinsy but tastes oh so good. An absolute delight and I wine which deserved every drop to be savoured.
Drink now to six years.
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- 93 - Stuart Riobinson - The Vinsomniac
he numbers: 73% whole bunch, 14d on skins; 100% French oak, 28% new.
Cracking aromatic mix of fruit, the bunch elements singing and adding their touch, hints of licorice root and all up it comes across as this cola-like presentation in glass.
Deliciously medium bodied, has a wicked lick of acidity that flies through the wine. Tannin is fine, seemingly barely there, more presenting itself as a silken threaded chain of linked tannins extending the length further. Cracking. 93
Tasted on: Saturday 31st March, a Root day
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