The 2008 Y Series Viognier has aromas that typify this exotic variety, namely jasmine, white peach and honeysuckle. These aromas are mirrored in the palate that displays richness and texture from wild fermentation and lees aging.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
An exotic bouquet of apricot kernel, cinnamon and some white pepper; generous and thickly textured, with good persistence and freshness on the finish; a terrific example of the variety, and very well priced; enjoy in the full flush of youth." Click here to download presenter.Rating 93 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2010
There are restrained aromatics, subtle and delicate flavours of orange rind and apricot kernel that lift in the glass, though the impact is still subdued. The silky smooth viscosity, weight and gentle power impressed."BLOODY GOOD - Peter Forrestal, Quaff 2010 - the best wines in Australia under $15
Nicely delivered in terms of style and value, Yalumba has really dominated the Australian charge with this variety. There's freshness and ripeness here, lifted and lively with fresh white peach and apricot fruits and a gentle apricot kernel twist through the finish."Rating 90 - Nick Stock, The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010
A very well-delivered example of this grape, with a nose led by crisp tropical fruit and minerals. A pure and driven textural palate showcases varietal character but not to excess, and the finish has a nice squeeze of lychee.Decanter.com (29/AUG/2009)
Bright and tangy, with floral and green berry flavors that linger on the citrusy finish. Drink now. 15,000 cases imported. From Australia.Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator (July/2009)
It's beautifully perfumed on the nose displaying blackberry, spice and a touch of floral notes. The palate is equally engaging and appealing with silky texture, fine tannins and a lingering juicy finish. The wine shows plenty of bright fruit characters in a nicely harmonised palate. At its best: now to 2013."Sam Kim, Wine Orbit (APR/2010)
It's hard not to smile when confronted with an aromatic wine. The glass is placed in front of you, and before you can even bring the wine to your lips your nose is met with a gregarious olfactory hit that sets the taste buds a-flutter. In whites, we're talking grapes like Gewurztraminer, Riesling, and Viognier. For the latter, a classic example remains Yalumba's Y Series, a Viognier that wafts out engaging melon, flower blossom, and grassy aromas. Take a sip and it's all lush, mouth-coating goodness."James Nevison, The Province (4/MAR/2010
Winery Tasting Notes
Bright straw with green tinges.
The 2008 Y Series Viognier has aromas that typify this exotic variety, namely jasmine, white peach and honeysuckle.
These aromas are mirrored in the palate that displays richness and texture from wild fermentation and lees aging. A clean, persistent finish, complemented by some exotic spices.
Five spice chicken.
After harvest the Viognier grapes were gently pressed and the juice handled with controlled oxidation. The wine was fermented with indigenous yeast in stainless steel. These grapes, and the indigenous yeast that have transformed them into wine, have created layers of flavour and richness. After ferment the wine was left in yeast lees for a few months to increase the complexity and creaminess of the wine and add richness to the palate.
This Viognier depicts vine cuttings. Vine cuttings are the beginnings of a new vineyard, planted after careful sorting, grafting and bundling in our state of the art Yalumba Nursery.