Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Yelland and Papps 2009 Devote Old Vine Grenache

Small volume, hand crafted, old vine Grenache is Yelland and Papps’ strongest suit and in 2009 they have once again produced a top quality wine.
Familiar raspberry, cherry, vanilla and old oak-infused allspice mesh smoothly together on the nose and follow through to the palate. There is a vibrancy to the fruit that was not as evident in the heatwave vintages of 2007 and 2008 and a pleasant earthy stalkyness appears on the finish.

For all of the promising űber-savoury, ‘striving for complexity’ Grenache coming out recently this wine is comforting, enjoyable, flavoursome yet still contemplative. The best of both worlds.

/ 93pts

Price: $32
ABV: 14.5%

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