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Monday, 3 September 2012

Yelland & Papps Devote Roussanne 2011

The trick here - as with many white wines - is to not serve too cold, it masks the beautiful aroma.  In Roussanne this can show like "a refreshing herbal tea" and here it manifests itself as delicate florals, honeysuckle, honey coated flakes and gentle grassy/ straw character.

It at turns has this delicacy about it, an almost elfin like demeanour yet the plate shows weight, texture; well structured with hints of tart citrus - but by and large it's not about fruit - it's more the layered texture, complexity and nuances that appeal.

On the finish it's firm and persistent with lingering elements of florals, honey and wet stone.  Good aging potential.  Where will it go?  92 - Very Good 

Source: Sample
Price: $35
Alcohol: 12.6%
Closure: Screwcap


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