Yelland & Papps Second Take Shiraz 2018
As Yelland and Papps owners Michael and Susan Papps describe this wine themselves, "It’s Barossa Shiraz, but not as you know it."
The Y&P 'Second Take' range is all about innovation - both through exploring new varieties and re-inventing the classics. This is (obviously) the latter, and it's a really exciting, edgy version of Barossa Shiraz.
It comes from 85-year-old vines and receives the usual careful hand-made treatment, with 50% whole bunches adding loads of interest and spicy, earthy complexity. Michael suggests chilling it down for about 30 mins before consuming.
Deep dark bright red in colour. On first glance you get a stunning aroma of herbaciousness, red fruits and sweet fresh raspberry. The nose is pretty, seductive and has a lively freshness that is expressive. The palate gives this soft, smooth and freshness all over, similar to cool climate, with soft silky and subtle tannins, the herbaceousness comes though on the palate leaving you feeling like more.
It's fresh, it's fruit-forward, it's funky and just good fun. Tiny volumes made, and if you want to see a different side of Barossa Shiraz then this is absolutely worth a try.