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Monday, 11 July 2016

Yelland & Papps Devote Old Vine Grenache 2014

800 bottles produced. Just great to see Barossa Grenackers recorded at sub-14%. Bravo.

There's this dark, moist, earthen element here - kinda like a fresh bag of potting mix. Add in kirsch - a good pour - dried florals, and season liberally. No doubting the quality. 

Michael Papps has this lightness of hand that he manages to extend to Grenache - an enjoyment of Pinot and Beaujolais no doubt serving well. Squarely medium, a little Russian caravan tea for depth, yet without being over-bearing. 

Good length, great booze. 92 

Tasted on: Friday 10th June, a Leaf to Fruit day
Source: Sample
Price: $40
Alcohol: 13.9%
Closure: Screwcap

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