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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Yelland & Papps Second Take Grenache 2014

This post represents a significant milestone for this little blog, for it marks the 1,000th published piece of content on the site. 

I think it fitting that Yelland & Papps' Second Take Grenache takes that accolade, a producer I have come to know well from reviewing their growing portfolio over three and a half years, and a variety that seems to excel in their hands - one that often seems on the cusp of greatness in the Australian wine hierarchy.

Inviting, leading red fruit, grenadine/pomegranate, raspberry, topped with a little seasoning from adroitly handled oak. Light entry, medium bodied, elegance personified with a silken thread that weaves its way slowly across the palate.

Cherry and berry goodness deliver here, acidity: pitch perfect and a little rub of grainy tannin. A savoury segue delivers on an otherwise fruity palate.

The finish is delivered effortlessly, a subtlety consistent throughout, length and a gentle flow of flavour. The Australian wine world is brighter for its presence. 94 

Tasted on: Wednesday 24th June, a Fruit transitioning to Root day
Source: Sample
Price: $40
Alcohol: 13.4%
Closure: Screwcap

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