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

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Overview

Succulent and layered, the palate has flavours of raspberries and violets. Cocoa powder tannins balance the juiciness of the palate and enhance the lingering finish.

Region:
SA - Other South Australian
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

This is the best quaffing red of the past five years. The 2008 and 2005 were both Quaff Wine of the Year and it has been rated Bloody Good in each of the last five editions. I'm immediately attracted to the wonderful floral aromatics of the 2009 Y Series Shiraz Viognier, its lush velvety texture, richness and concentration of deep, ripe redcurrant and mulberry characters. There is also a generosity of flavour, impeccable balance and supple approachability to confirm that this is delightful current drinking. Quaff on!"BLOODY GOOD - Peter Forrestal, Quaff 2011 (September/2010)

Whether or not SV blends are your bag, this is a big step up from the Y Series Shiraz. Not that the Viognier adds anything in perfume or tropicals, but it does provide definition, focus, tannin texture and spice to the black fruits, liquorice and pepper of Shiraz.Rating 91 - Tyson Stelzer, Wine 100 (March/April 2011)

The shiraz-viognier blends from Yalumba can be stars - even at the most affordable end of the bottled wine market. This particular release isn't a huge step up from what I'd expect from a cask, though it feels soft and slinky on your tongue - it's mostly the texture that elevates it quality-wise. Mulberries, spice, stonefruits and cherry-plum. Good ripeness. Reasonable length. Nothing special but nothing too shabby about it either. Drink 2011-2013.Rating 87 - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front (23/MAR/2011)

After such a performance, no wonder I believe this is the best quaffing red of the past five years. The 2008 and 2005 were both Quaff Wine of the Year, the current vintage was rated number 3 in the Top 20 wines of Quaff 2011 (out in Oct 2010), and it has achieved Quaff's top rating of Bloody Good in each of the last five editions of the book. I'm immediately attracted to the wonderful floral aromatics of the 2009 'Y Series' Shiraz Viognier. This is delightful current drinking.Peter Forrestal, Money Magazine (September/2010)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

A deep crimson with violet hues.

Aroma

The Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2009 has an exotic nose with crushed raspberries, violets and Turkish delight, complemented by cinnamon, tea smoke and nuances of allspice.

Palate

Succulent and layered, the palate has flavours of raspberries and violets. Cocoa powder tannins balance the juiciness of the palate and enhance the lingering finish.

Winemaking Note

The grapes for the Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2009 were sourced from our excellent resource of Shiraz and Viognier vineyards throughout South Australia. The grapes were fermented in static potters and rotary fermenters. Warm temperatures at the onset of fermentation and also 3-5 days post ferment maceration has helped extract soft fleshy tannins and build elegant structure.

Wine Background

The Shiraz Vioginier depicts the horse, a symbol of our past when they were the transport and tractor of Yalumba. Nowadays, we enjoy a day at the races watching magnificent thoroughbreds cross the finish line carrying our colours and money!

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Other South Australian
Grape Style
Shiraz Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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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