Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley Cinsault 2022
Cinsault is a grape ripe for our times. It hails from the Languedoc-Roussillon and laps up the heat. For a long time, it has enjoyed a home in the Barossa as a blender, but maybe not anymore. This youngster is way too good, too delicious to be anything but a stand-alone treat. Rises in blue fruits, mulberry, cherry with a delightful sprinkle of spice and just a splash of pepper. Seems light and super fresh but first impressions can be deceptive. There is good weight and flavour intensity behind all of that delightful blue and red fruited façade. It boasts a higher vinous IQ than an immediate introduction reveals with lingering tannins and good structure. Substance, length and flavour – this is one smart wine.