Awards & Reviews
2023 Barossa Wine Show – GOLD
Deep crimson. Mulberry , dark plum, roasted chestnut aromas with chinotto / black pepper notes. Fresh and supple wine with attractive pure dark berry fruits, ample chinotto / cola notes, fine loose-knit chalky tannins and underlying roasted chestnut notes. Finishes peppery and long. Really interesting wine for the Barossa Shiraz. Now – 2032
95 points The Vintage Journal Barossa Guide 2023.
Andrew Caillard and Angus Hughson.
A more elegant take on the Barossa staple, this Syrah has a calming presence with the expected curiosity that Yelland & Papps wines deliver time and again.
Those familiar with the brand may recognise that the Second Take label is no more and this Syrah takes its place.
Mulberries and blueberries cut loose. They scoop up the aroma profile and sing joyously as they flood the mouth bringing an impressive mouth perfume. Dried red flowers, cured meat, a flash of licorice plus some cola. Add some hoisin and you’re in business. The use of 62% whole bunches brings a terrific savoury drive and a little skinsy feel – yes! A range of exotic spices are scattered about leaving a tingle and hum through the mouth. It’s long, persistent and moreish, and builds even more momentum after a long decant.
Drink to five years+ 93/100 – Qwine
‘Impressive colour, really deep and dark. Fragrant and exotic aromas of bramble, stalk, blueberry, violets, blood plum and spice. Lashings of blue fruits, briar and spice on the palate. There’s real crunch, life and lift. The fruit has layers to it and the tannin and acidity provide texture, mouth-feel and cut. An impressive and sophisticated Barossa shiraz’
09 JUL 2023
RANKED#1 of 262022 Shiraz from South Australia
Aaron Brasher The Real Review
Respect for the land, respect for the fruit and, at 13.1%, respect for the consumer having to wake up the next morning. This Single Vineyard showcases the symbiotic relationship between vineyard and grower, blossomed at the hand of egoless winemaking. The antithesis of helicopter parenting – rewarded by a demure yet self-assured character. Unfurled, this wine catches wind – black cherry, tulsi basil, white pepper and chinotto. Uncompromised midpalate weight with an appealing bitter sweetness at play – mulberries, cherry cola, sweet cherry tomatoes and caramelised onion. Powdery tannins lead you down a lasting road and whilst 13.1% is a kind gesture, it fails to consider the temptation for more.
93 points – Tijana Laganin
The pepperiness in this wine really brings an added vibrancy and aromatic lift, which is in keeping with what we expect from the use of the term syrah. Is this a deliberate marketing choice? You have to think so. Maybe there are just too many perceived ideas about ‘Barossa shiraz’ but, Barossa syrah? Glistening deep purple. Bright, spring-fresh aromas of black cherry, plum, pomegranate, anise and pepper. Medium weighted with a familiar Barossa boldness, the palate brings ripe fruit and a solid flow of savoury tannins, earth and leather, through to the finish. Pepper is nicely stated throughout, but never over-stated.
93 points – Jeni Port
2022 Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley Estate Syrah
‘Situated in the Ober Langmeil (Dorrien)sub-region of the Barossa Valley, on Susan & Michael Papps Estate vineyard 270m above sea level. Lies on sandy loam over clay, vineyards running north-south, twelve years of organic practices in the vineyard (not certified).’
Like with some of the other Yelland & Papps reds I tasted, boysenberry was a prominent feature here, giving the wines a sweet-fruited, almost tangy lift. The Estate Syrah shows other red and blue fruits – mulberry, raspberry and blueberry – with a smidge of eucalypt and vanilla, too. It pairs really well with spicy foods.
– Wine Pilot Brendan Black