Wines - 2015 YP Shiraz
The Barossa has built an enviable reputation forged on the back of this workhorse variety and the 2015 season presented us with superb conditions to highlight all that is great about the grape. January rains set things up nicely and the season progressed evenly with no heatwave conditions with the resulting wines showing excellent colour and rich aroma and flavour profiles. In short, it was a good’un.
We are very lucky here in the Barossa. To be honest it is a pretty straight forward place to grow grapes and make wine. Some of the oldest vines in the world, a great climate for viticulture with little disease pressure certainly make our job easier and that job is to guide the grapes on their journey from fermentation to bottle so the finished wine reflects both our region and the preceding growing season.
Classic Barossa aromas of dark plum, blackberry and macerated summer berry fruits literally spill out of the glass here. Hints of Asian spice, licorice, earth, roasting meats, purple flowers, berry flan and gently spiced oak add to the wines aromatic complexity.
Plenty of texture and attitude on the palate with a solid wall of ripe, concentrated black fruits. Flavours of satsuma plum, blackberry and blueberry all coming into play. There is a lovely flow to the fruit over the mid-palate with the rich fruit supported by hints of abundant spice, dark chocolate, earth and subtle oak notes. A curtain of ripe, chalky tannin provides a supportive frame for the fruit to hang off and the wine trails off persistently with flavours of opulent black fruits and Asian spice.
All shiraz parcels for this blend were picked and destemmed in February. On average, all parcels spent on average of fourteen days on skins prior to
basket pressing. The wines then spent fifteen
months maturing in 100% seasoned French oak
prior to blending.
This wine was then bottled unfined and
Bottled – 30th of June 2016
4543 Bottles produced
pH – 3.58
TA – 6.97
Alc – 13.2%
RRP - $25
Winemaker : Michael Papps
A blend of vineyards ranging from the western area of the Barossa to a parcel of our own YP Estate fruit which is in the Valley Floor.
- 92/100 - Steve Leszczynski - QWine
Barbeque with confidence this summer with reds like this to help wash down your snags and steaks. Rip the top off and dive straight in to a super enjoyable Barossa Shiraz.
Cherry ripe, cardamon, berry basket fruits all come out to play. Not too heavy but there's plenty of interest in there to gauge some thought. Toss in generous dark plums and pan juices, it's earthy, savoury and luscious. Dark chocolate comes back for more and adds another layer before wood spices chime in late. Downing a few glasses of this is certainly not a chore.
Drink now to five years.
92/100 - Very good
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- 94 - James Halliday - Australian Wine Companion
Region: Barossa Valley
Drink by: 2030
Date tasted: 28/3/2017
From several vineyards, the parcels, destemmed and
fermented separately, average 14 days on skins,
blended and matured in used French oak for 15
months. In Yelland and Papps fashion, the wine is
intensely flavoured, blackberry foremost, plum and
fruitcake pushing on behind.