Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Wines - 2012 Second Take Shiraz

Second Take

The Wine

A deep, impenetrable red/purple in the glass the 2012 Yelland & Papps Second Take Whole Bunch Shiraz draws the drinker into the glass with rich, opulent aromas of black plum, blackberry, cherry and cassis. There is a wash of deep Asian spice, hints of black strap licorice, dark chocolate, kirsch, macerated berries and deftly judged oak. Amongst the deep, earthy Barossan aromas there are higher-toned aromas of red-fruits lifting the wines profile beautifully.

 In the mouth the wine offers a conundrum; at once it is richly fruited and concentrated but the use of whole bunches allows the wine to dance across the palate with increased clarity, light on its feet with a sense of space to its textured presence in the mouth. Again the predominant fruit flavours are blackberry, plum and black cherry with a fragrant blast of mulberry. There are hints of crème de cassis, kirsch, chocolate, black licorice, exotic spice, Barossa earth, gentle oak and purple flowers. Supple and velvety with ‘melt-in-the-mouth’ tannins, a vibrant acid line and a finish that struts along with purpose with lingering flavours of bright black-fruits, spice and mocha.

 

 

The Winemaking

Have thrown the traditional Australian wine making book out the winery door to practice more old world techniques. New world wine in an old world way….

Crushed on 29/02/2012, 15 % whole bunch, 16 days on skins, in barrel on 19/03/2013 for ten months, out of barrel on 14/01/2013.

45% French Oak – 18% new 55% American Oak – 4% new,

In bottle on 16/01/2013

pH 3.56

TA 7.18

13.5% alc

 1506 bottles made