The Top Grenache in Barossa

Young Gun of Wine

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2020 Yelland & Papps ‘Second Take’ Grenache, Barossa Valley $45 RRP


This featured in the top-six selections of Zimmermann, Hayes, Imrie and Vine. “Violets and field flowers,” wrote Hayes, “bright and beautifully vibrant fruit-driven nose, fresh red cherry, touch of oak, picture perfect modern lighter style of Barossa grenache.” “A really interesting light and bright style of grenache,” noted Imrie. “If we are comparing, this reminded me of pinot noir. Lots of red fruit really lifted out of the glass. Strawberries, red cherries, a touch of mandarin rind. I also really enjoyed what seemed to be a smoky, bunchy element that I found to be a nice contrast from the fruit sweetness.” “Starts as all fresh fruit and then turns spicy/savoury,” wrote Vine. “Holding on well to its juiciness on second look. Still super bright with great vibrancy, but it’s not just a quaffer, there’s structure, energy and detail.”