Yalumba `Y Series` Merlot 2009 (12 x 750mL), SA.

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The palate is youthful and bright with red currants and mulberries, juicy fruit through the mid palate, velvety tannins and rhubarb tartness on the finish.

SA - Other South Australian
South Australia

Expert Reviews

Winemaker Andy La Nauze clearly understands how to bring the best out in his fruit. This has some subtle, delicate elements - lovely lifted aromatics in the redcurrant jube spectrum. It is fruit-driven: raspberry, mulberry, red cherry flavours that are bright and generous, fine and silky smooth, finishing supple and gently soft. Quaff on!"BLOODY GOOD" - Peter Forrestal, Quaff 2011 (SEP/2010)

The Y Series reds are very cleverly made. Balance is usually the key. I tried this alongside the Yalumba Y Series Shiraz of the same vintage. And while I reckon this is a pretty decent wine - especially given the price - the shiraz outshines it. This tastes of polished cedar and mulberry, woodspice and twiggy blackberries. It's good (to very good) for the most part, but it leaves a bitter aftertaste. It's a pity because for the most part, it tastes (and smells) excellent. Drink: 2011-2012.Rating 86 - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front (22/MAR/ 2011)

Yalumba’s extensive South Australian vineyard resources are skilfully managed to provide value across a range of wines. This example provides authentic merlot varietal personality on a budget. Cherry, mulberry, spice and earthy fruit qualities mark a smooth, soft red of ripe flavour and light but dry tannic structure. Food ideas: lamb chops; pasta with tomato sugo and cheese.4 stars - Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age - Epicure (15/FEB/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes


An intense crimson red.


The wine displays aromas of beetroot and red fruits with hints of eucalypt, crushed fennel and tobacco leaf.


The palate is youthful and bright with red currants and mulberries, juicy fruit through the mid palate, velvety tannins and rhubarb tartness on the finish.

Winemaking Note

Fermentation of the merlot grapes was carried out in static potter and rotary fermenters. Warm temperatures at the onset of fermentation and a three to five day post ferment maceration period helped with the extraction of soft fleshy tannins to build wine structure.

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Wine Background

This Merlot depicts the winery dog. It could be a Flash, a Nugget or an Archie type dog. With its wet nose, soft fur and sparkling, clear eyes, the dog is a reminder of loyal and long term relationships, a hallmark of the Yalumba culture.

SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
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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