Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Wines - 2017 BB Cabernet Sauvignon (last vintage)

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The Wine

Absolutely intoxicating herbaceous nose, of black currant, medicinal soother , the nose lingers in a way that you are happy just to engulf the beauty of Cabernet Sauvignon for a while.

The palate comes through with dark chocolate notes and a warmth from the softness but certainly not the alcohol which is a breezy 13.4% alc, this celebrates drinking Cabernet Sauvignon at any time of the year, when it's hot or cold.

 

Only 1609 bottles made of the 2017 vintage, this is the last vintage of the BB Cabernet Sauvignon as this vineyard has been passed onto Peyton Papps for her Verjus.

The Winemaking

The Cabernet Sauvignon was hand picked in the early morning of Thursday 2nd April at 13.8 baume spending 18 days on skins, wild fermented and then gently pressed off on the 22nd of April before being transferred to seasoned French Oak barrels for 19 months.

This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered , leaving it with great texture. This wine has been made in a vibrant style that can be aged gracefully or can be drunk immediately, expressing everything that is beautiful about Cabernet Sauvignon, varietal-ness and herbaceousness at its best.