2012 Yelland & Papps Sete di Vino

yelland and papps sete di vinoThe rough translation of ‘Sete di Vino’ is “thirst for wine” according to the website. 29% Lagrein, 27% Dolcetto, 24% Barbera and the rest Primitivo.

Totally foreign aroma. Smells predominately and strongly of pastis or perhaps fennel bulb. Once I get past that I can pick up sour plums, red fruits, asphalt, assorted spice and florals…but they struggle to make themselves heard. Just medium-bodied with bright acidity and not much in the way of tannin or persistence. Idiosyncratic. Somehow I struggle to even think of it as wine. Perhaps I’d consider a glass as an apéritif. No idea how to rate it. Happy it exists but don’t really want to drink it…86

Region: Barossa Valley
Alcohol: 13%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $20
Tasted: December 2013


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