Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley Old Vine Grenache 2022
We now talk of a ‘modern’ style of grenache, so as to redefine and separate the grape from its old self. This old vine grenache falls into that new category neatly. The modern style essentially brings the fruit forward and pushes back on the oak. Here, the fruit off old vines is allowed to sing: cherry, roasted plum, pepper, cherry nougat, raspberry bon bon and liquorice aromas. The grape’s natural confection notes are given a voice – just a little – working with red berried and dark fruits while a lively, persistent spiciness ensues. This spice-fuelled red wine just goes and goes led by juniper, clove, rosemary and red liquorice, running long through to the finish with a touch of savouriness for added interest.