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Saturday 16 August 2014

Yelland & Papps Devote Old Vine Grenache 2012

Black cherry, kirsch, spiced oak wafts out. A comforting familiarity. Red and black fruits back this up on the palate, s touch of liqueur - but, more than that it's medium-full bodied, spiced...moreish. 

Quenching, tangy acid, fine threads of tannin segueing to a savoury finish, of creeping length with a touch of licorice. 

My preference was to the wine on day one. I'd suggest no more than a mid-term stint stint in the cellar, drink to 2019. 91

Tasted on: Sunday 3rd August, a Root to Flower day 
Source: Sample
Price: $35
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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  1. I preferred it on day one too Stu. Very tasty drop!

    1. I'm keen to see the '13 Devote next year, given how good the '13 Second Take looked. I was quite happy to stick my money where my mouth was on the 2nd Take.