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Monday 24 June 2019

Yelland and Papps Second Take Mataro 2018

Savoury, whole bunch derived notes (84%). Peppery, briar, that stemmy goodness.

Delicate, black fruited body, fine grain of tannin. It's persistent in its manner. Perhaps less varietal, in what you might consider typical from a Barossa perspective. Doesn't make it right. Or wrong. It's a second take, perhaps, on the variety. Prettier, for sure, fresh and nimble.

It's lighter on its feet, with 5% new oak (for 9 months), clocking in at sub 13 points of alcohol. For a variety that, typically, is both later ripening and, again typically, allowed to hang a little longer on the Vine, it was still harvested towards the end of March. 

It's a fine wine, of that I am in no doubt. 92 

Tasted on: Saturday 1st June, a Fruit day 
Source: Sample
Price: $45
Alcohol: 12.8%
Closure: Screwcap

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