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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Yelland and Papps Second Take Mataro 2017

The numbers: 67% whole bunch, 14d on skins; 100% French Oak, of which 17% new.

More of the whole bunch aromatics shining through on initial approach, with the underlying plum and heady dark spice of the variety.

Freshness and vitality - could almost be the Y&P/ 2nd Take watchwords - the nimbleness and fleet-flooted take on Mataro, a style known more for heft, than guile. Fine powdery tannin lay a foundation on which to carry chocolate, dark spice, even toward a little clove. 

Fruit peeks its head out, furtively, blueberry even. It’s a delicate slither of a thing. Truly quite remarkable for Barossan Mataro. 92

Tasted on: Friday 6th April, a Leaf to Fruit day
Source: Sample
Price: $40
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap
Website: http://www.yellandandpapps.com/

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