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Monday, 19 March 2018

Yelland and Papps Second Take Grenache 2017

Always hotly anticipated across the Vinsomniac tasting bench*, still remarkable value at $40 - a price it has held since the 2013s were first released (this marking the ranges 5th release by my shoddy maths).

Sees a fair whack of whole bunch (64%), not that you'd really know. It's all freshness and berry goodness leaping out of the glass. Yes there's a little bit of the savoury, sapid undertow that really - for me - provides for the scaffold for the wine to hang off.

The bunch is more evident on the palate for me; savoury intermingling with fruit, minerality and acidity. It's a wonderful unison of the elements coming together, the whole is greater than the individual parts: raspberry, sarsparilla, redcurrant against darker Asian spiced hints. Giving, generous, the spice lingering and haunting.

It truly is a wonderful thing. 93

Tasted on: Saturday 17th March
Source: Sample
Price: $40
Alcohol: 13.9%
Closure: Screwcap

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