Yalumba `The Guardian` Shiraz Viognier 2009 (12 x 750mL), Eden Valley, SA.

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$17.99 per Bottle
$215.88 per case
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Overview

This fine handcrafted wine reflects Yalumba's dedication to creating wines with regional character, varietal flavour and individual personality.

Yalumba has, for more than 160 years, been a vital part of the Barossa, making wines that reflect the best of the region. This wine is no exception. Now made entirely from Eden Valley Shiraz and enhanced with a splash of Eden Valley Viognier, it is a wine of concentrated flavour and aroma.

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

Expert Reviews

"Deep colour; fragrant and savoury red fruit and violet bouquet, showing some peppery complexity; medium bodied and generously fruited, the mineral, savoury underpinning provides freshness and length on the finish."

Rating 94 - Ben Edwards, James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2012

"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 pie would measure up perfectly."5 stars -Ralph Kyte-Powell, Cuisine Magazine, July 2011 Edition

"...The Shiraz Viognier is fine and complex; a well balanced, fullbodied wine that is long and well balanced on the palate. It has elegant fruit character (loganberry, cherry, white pepper, red licorice), with overtones of toast, clove, and nutmeg. Great value. Aged 10 months in a combination of new and older French, American, and Hungarian barrels and casks..."4 Stars - Ronn Wiegand, Restaurant Wine, June 2013

"Supple, lithe and expressive, distinctly spicy and refreshing around a core of cherry and savoury roasted herb flavors, persisting on the deftly balanced finish."91 points - Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator Advanced Buying Guide (USA), 8 October 2012

"2009 Yalumba Shiraz Viognier, Eden Valley ($19): This wine isn’t as rustic as the prior wine, but is a classy and age-worthy red. The aroma is slightly peppery, but the refined red fruit and honed tannins are especially elegant. Serve cool."Exceptional - Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences, The Weekly Wine Commentary, 30 August 2012

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Medium to deep red in colour

Aroma

Yalumba Eden Valley Shiraz Viognier 2009 shows sweet, fresh and fragrant aromatics of red cherries and plums with a spice and clove complexity the complements the subtle perfumed floral hints of Viognier.

Palate

On the palate the wine is rich and softly textured with characters of red fruits, fine spices and cloves, complemented by the subtle sweet presence of Viognier.

Food Matching

Match with beef bourgignon.

Cellaring

Drink now, but will also reward 5-7 years in the cellar.

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Eden Valley
Grape Style
Shiraz Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

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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