Yellowglen Exceptional Vintage XV Piccadilly Valley 2002 (Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills, SA)
12%, Cork, $49.99
It’s a sparkling driven by both bottle age and long lees ageing (seven years on lees), the wine full and generous through the middle, if just a bit cheesy and even a fraction decayed to finish, the acidity noticeably soft and gentle.
Noble intent, just needing a little more than just mid palate richness to carry the wine. Drink up.
Score: 17.5/20, 91/100
Would I buy it? Not quite.