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Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Yelland & Papps 'Sete di Vino' 2012

In my opinion, Yelland & Papps are making some of the most interesting wines coming out of the Barossa. Not only with unique blends such as this Sete di Vino (literally 'thirst for wine', an affliction to which many of us can no doubt relate), but also with regards to faithful takes on traditional Barossan varieties with their Devote and Divine ranges. Then you consider the wines coming out under the Second Take range, for me some of the most exciting wines tasted lasted year. A portfolio and brand to watch.

Perhaps see this as the 'Italian' cousin to the Vin de Soif, bearing a somewhat familial similarity with brambly black fruits. Veers more towards the savoury with licorice, though carrying some of Dolcetto's sweetness. Florals, a mix of fruits and a hint of blue.

Smooth - incredibly so - glycerol, slippery feel to it. Possesses a dark underbelly, the swarthy cousin to the 'Soif', yet there is a polished edge to it. Light and shade. Concludes with a touch of grainy tannin, acid and red fruits - one for now. 88

Tasted on: Saturday 15th February, a Leaf to Fruit Day 
Source: Sample
Price: $20
Alcohol: 13%
Closure: Screwcap

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