In just a short space of time the Yelland & Papps name has become synonymous with producing wines that typify the Barossa Valley. This is the kind of wine you want to have on stand by when you are eating hearty slabs of meat. It’s vivid with red fruit and spice with a subtle oak influence. There’s good complexity and concentration on the palate before a warm, satisfying finish.
Medium brick-red in the glass with expressive, bright fruit aromas of Satsuma plum, blackberry, blueberry and some mulberry hints giving lift and perfume. The wine shows hints of fruit-cakes spice, licorice, milk chocolate, Barossa earth, beef consommé, clove, cinnamon, vanilla and subtle oak with lighter shades of violets and just a hint of eucalypt.
Medium-bodied on the palate with a delightful floral edge of jasmine and violets as the wine starts to flow across the palate. Fruit flavours of plum, blackberry and redcurrants with crunchy cranberry fruit and mulberry nuance giving highlights. Hints of licorice, mocha, roasting meats, fruit-cake spice, subtle, spicy oak and vanillin roll across the tongue with lighter shades of jasmine and earth providing complexity. The wine finishes with a bright line of acidity, fine, ripe chalky tannins and a finish that trails off admirably.