Wines - 2013 BB Cabernet Sauvignon
We happen to think Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon is the shizzle. It seems to have an expressive, generous character here — gone are those overt capsicum notes & terse tannins and in their place just rich, varietal characters and a smooth black-fruited flow across the palate. The 2013 Yelland & Papps Cabernet Sauvignon shows lush, ripe fruit characters of blackberry and blackcurrant supported by notes of macerated plums. Hints of black-strap licorice, cinnamon, clove, dark “Old Jamaican” chocolate, kirsch with some delightful purple flower high-tones.
On the palate the wine shows rich, vibrant blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, plums, kirsch and creme de cassis. Hints of cinnamon and clove combine with notes of dark chocolate, crushed earth, fresh leaf litter, violets/purple flowers and liquorice provide a backdrop to the primary fruit flavours to present a delicious, complex tasting wine. Plenty of drive and clarity across the palate — no gloopy fruit here, just pure delicious drinking with bright, crisp acidity and a curtain of ripe, fine grained tannins providing ample structure. Drink immediately or cellar over the medium term, both options have their rewards but when you do decide to crack the bottle open, think slow-cooked lamb and you will be in a happy place.
Hand picked on 7th March by our French and Belgium Wwoofers, this wine spent 14 days on skins prior to gentle basket pressing. 15 months of maturation in 100% French oak (5% new) prior to bottling unfiltered and unfined.
Vegan friendly and Organic principles.
Bottled on 11th July 2014
pH – 3.58
TA – 7.1g/l
Alc – 13.5 %
This vineyard was planted in 1992, on Ramsey rootstock in our estate vineyard situated on the outskirts of Nuriootpa, in the valley, known as the golden mile of beautiful soil.
Rich alluvial soil winds its way down amongst the Barossa Valley Way.
Rows planted East/West
- Bronze - 2014 Barossa Wine Show
- Tony Peters - Words From a Wine Glass
Posted on January 22, 2016 by Tony Peters
Firstly, how cool is the label on this wine? Our friends commented on it as soon as I put it on the table at their home last weekend and it was the topic of conversation for quite a few minutes thereafter. The general consensus among us was, if this was in a boutique bottleshop (as opposed to the BIG buggers), the young and not-so-young would buy it on the label alone!
Okay, better talk about the wine because that’s what you’re really here to find out about, correct?
It was the first wine tasted and my mate said it took him back to the days of picking blackberries on the side of the road and throwing a handful of them in your mouth! I have to say, he was spot on. For me, there was a lovely hit of ‘berry allsorts’ with a sort of leafy/herbally character in the mix. Initially, everyone enjoyed it.
Then the pizza came out and it seemed to close up like a venus flytrap that took a disliking to a particular member of the Calliphoriade family (sounds better than blowfly) offering itself up as main course. According to Wikipedia, they much prefer ants and spiders over flies.
I think the flavours may have been too strong for the wine and I take full responsibility for that. We all agreed that next time (and there will be a next time) we will have a good old, basic, Sunday lamb roast lunch to allow this wine to show it’s best.
Please do not be put off by this. It is a good wine. We just didn’t give it the opportunity to show how good.