Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2011 salutes our proud history of viticulture and winemaking in South Australia. Significantly, the individual icons on each label reflect the labours, inventive thinking and aspirations of all at Yalumba.
The Shiraz Viognier 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! A medium weight, generous mouthful of blueberries and Turkish delight.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
"Yalumba’s Y Series wine offer surprising quality for a relatively modest outlay. This South Australian blend employs a small portion of white viognier blended with shiraz to add a scented foral aroma to a nose of plum, blueberries, spice and earth. Complex and inviting, it’s silky, light to medium-bodied and succulent, with ripe flavours balanced by some herby savouriness. A drying backbone of fine tannins leads through a very long, aromatic finish.
Ageing? Drink over next two years.Food ideas: Coq au vin rouge; veal schnitzels"
Rating 93- Value - Good - Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age - Epicure (Aus), 13 November 2012
"A cracking new release from a Yalumba range that can be relied upon to offer excellent value for money. A blend of fruit from several South Australian vineyards, including warmer regions, this is an appealingly soft and fleshy wine, still a pup, but drinking well. There are sweet fruit aromas, and plenty of juicy summer berry fruit characters. A "midweek" wine that would be a brilliant match for steamed Chinese pork buns. The label boasts it is "vegan friendly"."
Windsor Dobbin, The Sunday Examiner, 11 November 2012
"The label of the Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2011 has a sketch of a rearing horse, a salute to their role as a tractor and transport in Yalumba’s history which spans 163 years.And owner Robert Hill Smith continues supporting racing as his father Wyndham Hill Smith did. “Windy”, as he was known, was president of the Port Adelaide Racing Club. Through him, Yalumba was the first to sponsor a race, the Port Adelaide Cup, in SA. He raced many good horses, including Galway Pipe, Wine Lover and Puncheon.The Yalumba Y Series red is dominantly Barossa shiraz, with ripe, juicy blueberry fruits in abundance. The dash of viognier adds color and a hint of Turkish delight."
Ross Noble, The Courier, 17 October 2012
"I poured a glass of this and then, accidentally, left the bottle unattended for two whole days – with the lid screwed on. Came back expecting the wine to be shot, and it was still drinking rather nicely. I’m not sure this means a lot though it suggests, at the least, that it’s more robust than I would have given it credit.You can taste/smell the viognier in the wine but basically this is just a good, easy-drinking, well constructed shiraz. Spicy/herbal and shot with cherry-plum flavour, with stonefruit adding some cosmetics/prettying up its face a little. It smells floral and has that violetty, stonefruity, almost honeysuckled edge characteristic of viognier in shiraz. Mulch/tobacco/pepper is a highlight in the wine. I rate this. Great value"
90 points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, 15 October 2012
A value-for-money triumph of 2011, creating an enticing juxtaposition between succulent, ripe dark berry compote and rhubarb fruits and the cool season tension of tangy acidity and finely textured, peppery tannins. Textured mouthfeel and confident persistence give an air of sophistication. Rating 90 - Tyson Stelzer
Winery Tasting Notes
Mid crimson in colour.
The Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2011 opens with alluring aromas of Turkish delight, white pepper and summer puddings – highlighting this exotic blend.
The palate is medium bodied and full of juicy summer berries that lead to a supple tannin finish.
Try with barbequed American style pork spare ribs or steamed pork buns.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians