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Thursday, 26 July 2018

Yelland & Papps Devote Greenock Shiraz 2016

Classically proportioned Barossan Shiraz that lures, equally, the unwary and the enlightened. It's your typical oak-kissed riot of red fruit, riper in manifestation with what appears to be a coffee and vanilla bean accent.

Not for the faint-hearted, certainly if you've become used to lighter, savoury nuanced examples such as Y&P's own Second Take range [notes]. 

It carries itself with a silken finesse, a hallmark of the Y&P style. There's a fair amount of substance: something like a smokey balsamic reduction, graced with hits of baking spice. 

Feels somewhat remiss to not wax lyrical about the fruit presence that seamlessly and effortlessly glides to a conclusion. Top drawer. 93 

Tasted on: Wednesday 25th July, a Fruit day 
Source: Sample
Price: $40
Alcohol: 13.6%
Closure: Screwcap

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