Yelland & Papps Limited Cuvée Shiraz 2018
This edition comes from grapes sourced from the 1960-planted vines called the Old Bamboo vineyard in Greenock. To taste this wine is to be arrested by your senses and taken on a journey through time, to when the world made some sort of sense. Black cherries, Mirabelle plums and black sesame paste. Nyon olives, cloves studs and woodear fungi. Blackberry hand candy and soft licorice straps, the wine feels nostalgic and familiar, a hint of emotion creeping in perhaps. Oak asserts itself but no more than the beautifully ripe fruit. Leather varnish, red cherry acidity and dusty tannins round out the finish. You are left with cinnamon dust and lasting memories. It’s a beautiful wine that shows why sites like this are built for the long haul. Drink now and will continue to cellar for 3 years or more. A beautiful wine on its own or eaten with a great steak sandwich.