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Sunday, 18 March 2018

Yelland and Papps Vermentino 2017

From one of the early producers of the variety, grapes are hitting their late teens now, planted in the early noughties.

Opens with what appears to be a little smokey, burnt citrus - it's fleeting, before the fresh citrus show launches itself onto your olfactory organ and bursts forth. 

It's the palate where the real magic happens. It's a riot of citrus, backed up with suggestions of Meyer lemon and guava-esque tones. Tropical it ain't, but it is really about freshness personified.

It marries acidity and a little textural nuances, giving - primarily - length, aided by a little width. 91

Tasted on: Friday 16th March
Source: Sample
Price: $28
Alcohol: 12.3%
Closure: Screwcap

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