Wines - 2010 YP Vin De Soif
- Bronze - 2011 Marananga wine show
Grenache & Grenache dominent blends
- Julian Coldrey - Full Pour
23 Sep 2011
To my mind, Yelland & Papps is a bit of a Grenache specialist, or at least I consistently like its Grenaches more than any other wines in its range. There's something about the Yelland & Papps style that lends itself especially well to Grenache's generosity and sweet fruit character. I've enjoyed this label in the past, perhaps more than the straight Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon in the Delight range.
For 2010, though, the Shiraz remains the best release. The nose here is expressive and smells of artificial vanilla essence, a slightly edgy sappiness and gobs of sweet, somewhat stewed fruit. The fruit is red and black, ranging from plums to blackberries, all arguably overripe, showing a jammy rather than fresh fruit vibe. To my palate, more freshness would have led to a better aroma profile, along with more subtlety of oak character and volume.
The palate is again very generous, fruit driving a flavour profile that backs up with abundant, rather edgy oak and some pretty spiky acidity. I like the wine's consistent volume through its line; there's certainly plenty of fruit to go around. Again, fruit character has a question mark over it, with an overripe edge contributing hardness and detracting from the suppleness this wine occasionally hints at but never achieves.
A pretty good quaffer, then, but not quite up to the same year's Shiraz.
Yelland & Papps
Posted by Julian on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 3:59 AM
Filed in Australia, Red and tagged 2010, Barossa Valley, Grenache, Shiraz/Syrah, South Australia
- 94 - James Halliday - James Halliday's Top 100 Wines of 2011 - reds under $20 - Most unlucky misses
- 3 1/2 stars - Panel - Winestate Magazine
- 4/5 stars - Tony Love - Taste.com.au The Advertiser
Designed as a more fruit-driven style - though there's a fair bit of leyering from more than a year in oak as well - the thrust here is bright and fresh, plum-like friut, juicy as all get out, almost tart and lip smacking. Perfect in a chinatown setting.
4 out of 5 stars - A cut above
Value: Very smart
Food: Unctuous braised ribs
- 93 points - Tyson Stelzer - Tyson Stelzer .com
Yesterday I lined up 100 Barossa reds priced from $17 to over $100 and of all the bottles I could have kept aside to drink with dinner, this little $20 beauty scored the gig. I love it because it’s perfumed, fragrant, vibrant and accented by crunchy acidity, virtues too often absent in soupy Barossa reds of recent vintages. Black plum and rhubarb fruit is lifted by an enticing layer of mixed spice and black pepper, supported by restrained dark chocolate oak and fine tannins. $18 direct.
- 94 - James Halliday - James Halliday Wine Companion Magazine Feb/Mar 2012
Bright, light crinson: 71% 5o year-old grenache and 29% 25 year-old shiraz both from Greenock, basket pressed and spent 16 months in oak. It is a delicious, left field take on grenache, with bright red fruit that is tangy and lively with no Turkish delight characters and has a long finish.
- 4 stars - Panel - Winestate Nov/Dec2011
Very Rhone- like purple wine with lovely complexity of youthful licorice and blueberry fruit characters, fine tannins nd good use of oak
- 3 1/2 - panel - Winestate March/April 2012
Lovely, chocolaty/Christmas cake fragrances and very flavousome palate with plenty of sweet/spice elements.
- 94 points - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion