Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley Delight Grenache Shiraz

Yesterday I lined up 100 Barossa reds priced from $17 to over $100 and of all the bottles I could have kept aside to drink with dinner, this little $20 beauty scored the gig. I love it because it’s perfumed, fragrant, vibrant and accented by crunchy acidity, virtues too often absent in soupy Barossa reds of recent vintages. Black plum and rhubarb fruit is lifted by an enticing layer of mixed spice and black pepper, supported by restrained dark chocolate oak and fine tannins. $18 direct.