Yalumba Eden Valley Shiraz Viognier 2008 (12 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

For the first time the Barossa Shiraz Viognier has been sourced entirely from Eden Valley Shiraz and Viognier vineyards. There is great diversity across the Eden Valley Shiraz vineyards and a wide range of styles is produced, from those with a much finer, subtle aromatic to those that are denser, fuller and much richer. What links them all together is an underlying finesse and purity, the hallmark of Eden Valley Shiraz. A small percentage of Eden Valley Viognier, either as grapes or juice was fermented with each batch of the Eden Valley Shiraz.

Region:
SA - Eden Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

"Yalumba was an Australian pioneer of viognier and of shiraz- viognier blends. It has always been a leader in quality too. This is a wine of restraint and balance and finesse - so it deserves to be served at the dinner table. In fact, Yalumba winemaker Louisa Rose tries to make all the Yalumba reds as if 'you've got a glass in one hand, and a piece of food in the other'. We like the sound of that, and like the taste of this. It tastes of kirsch, raspberries and toasty oak, and finishes with a delightful lick of licoricey tannin." Rating 4 stars, 90 Points, Drink 2009-2013, Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh, The BIG Red Wine Book 2009/10 1 June 2009

"Yalumba's credo of over-delivering at every price point finds good expression here. It's an attractive "berries and cream" style, given extra interest by whispers of florals and pepper. Smooth and lush with a lightly toasty touch, and supported by a firm backbone of tannins. Steak and kidney price would measure up perfectly."Ralph Kyte-Powell, Cuisine - Issue 47, July 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

This wine is deep red in colour

Aroma

Sweet, fresh and fragrant aromatics of cherries, plums and bright red-currant fruits. Subtle spices and clove notes are present as are the floral hints of Viognier.

Palate

This is a medium to full bodied wine with red fruit flavours, fine spices and cloves. It is a rich and softly textured Shiraz with the subtle sweet textures of Viognier.

Food Matching

Try it with steak and mushroom pie.

Cellaring

Great to drink now, but will also reward 5-7 years in the cellar.

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Shiraz Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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Red 5 Star Winery -James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Family-owned and run by Robert Hill Smith, Yalumba has long had a commitment to quality and has shown great vision in its selection of vineyard sites, new varieties and brands. It has always been a serious player at the top end of full-bodied (and full-blooded) Australian reds, and was the pioneer in the use of screwcaps. While its estate vineyards are largely planted to mainstream varieties, it has taken marketing ownership of viognier. However, these days its own brands revolve around the Y Series and a number of stand-alone brands across the length and breadth of SA. Yalumba has been very successful in building its export base. Exports to all major markets.

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