Yelland & Papps – 10/04/2013

Delight Vermentino 2012
Clean light salty, hints of apricot. Nice weight and texture, brightness of fruit and acid, just a little RS to make things friendlier, a little citrus rind zest.

Delight Vin de Soif 2011
(Gren, mataro, Shiraz, carignan)
Nice spicy peppery rhone nose, crushed white pepper and clove, red fruits. Intense but bright and fresh, clean and great balance between fruit and savoury.

Devote Shiraz Roussanne 2011
Soft tight but open sweet dark fruits, hints of nutmeg and cumin. Soft sweet core of fruit, a lock of Indian spice on the back. Good acidity, food friendly.

Second Take Grenache 2012
A lot wilder denser dirtier and funkier, wattle leaf notes. Fantastic, fresh and light but not obvious fruit, not sweet or dense, savoury and exciting.

Second take Shiraz 2012
A little more obvious in varietal character, but nicely savoury and bloody in style. Taking cues from southern Rhone, still nice and soft with dark fruit, just enough texture and intensity of acids.

2012 Dolcetto
A bit spirity, almost tequila scotch, sharp red fruits. Pomegranate, spicy savoury notes.

2012 Barbera
Nice intense rubbery notes. Nice and soft, good clarity and intensity, chocolate on the back. Fresh and light but full of flavour.

2012 Primitivo
Deceptively expressive and jubey on the nose, candied red fruit. Soft full and wonderfully dark fruit, bold tannin structure but still relatively elegant and long.

2012 Lagrein
Good structure and depth, freshness and intensity of fruit and acid. Very solid.

2013 Dolcetto
Good core of dark fruit, really vibrant and exciting, forward and friendly. Great fruit driven wine but not classic style, different.

2013 Barbera
Mealy earthy red fruits, nice bite and thrust, freshness and friendliness with sufficient food-friendly acid.

2013 Lagrein
Very dark and intense in colour. Blueberry blackcurrant fruit roll-up. Dark and soft plenty of sweet fruit, but still fresh. Hefty tannins linger on the back.

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