Wednesday, August 11, 2010

2008 Yelland & Papps Devote Greenock Shiraz (Barossa Valley, Sample)

This wine is a pretty good result for what was a tough vintage in the Barossa.

An intense, brooding nose of dark fruits, charcoal, malt, along with a touch of sweet oak. On the palate there is some rich, voluptuous fruit, but there is also nevertheless a sense of restraint. It has flavours of berries, plums and dark, bitter chocolate, before delivering a relatively savoury finish. There is a touch of alcohol heat, but it doesn’t detract from the overall enjoyment the wine delivers. Good drinking and I reckon this will be at its best over the next 3-5 years.


RRP: $30
ABV: 14.5%

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