“Galway Vintage is as much a part of the Yalumba stable as The Signature – it’s been the Australian red wine drinkers’ staple since 1943.” Robert Hill-Smith, Fifth Generation, Yalumba.
Named after former South Australian governor LieutenantColonel Sir Henry Lionel Galway – a keen wine man who wasn’t afraid to speak his mind - Yalumba Galway Vintage has always had the mandate to exceed the expectations of even the most demanding red wine drinker. Rich in colour, with distinctive spicy fruit and perfectly integrated oak, this is an elegant, full bodied wine, perfect to enjoy with barbecued meats.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
New look Galway here. Fine livery. Unoaked shiraz, pretty much. Barossa Valley fruit sources.
Spicy scents over forest berry fruit, touch of earthiness, some biscuity sweetness and a lick of eucalyptus character. Go you good thing. Slurpy textured, richness but fresh, effortless slide across the palate, finishes with a lick of chewy, liquorice tannin. Not particularly complex, but texture is set to ‘neck oil’ and drinkability is wildly high. Pretty darn good; bargain. Rating 91 - Drink by 2018, Mike Bennie, winefront.com.au (MAY/2015).
Winery Tasting Notes
It is deep in colour with crimson hues.
There are aromas of mulberries, black forest cake and liquorice allsorts that speak of its varietal and regional origins.
The palate is ripe and generous with f lavours of mulberries, dark chocolate and hints of beetroot. It finishes with cocoa powder like tannins that give evenness and generosity to the wine.
A fine wine to be enjoyed now but will reward two to five years cellaring.