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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz 2008
Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz 2008
(search item no. 101903)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $19.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dense black purpley red in color with an aroma exhibiting a mix of fresh briary almost blackcurrant tones, balanced with violets and dark plums, finishing with an earthy, savory complexity. The palate is full bodied demonstrating Barossa Valley hallmarks of richness, density and concentration. Silky fruit complexity is the key here with both red and dark jubey flavors. The palate finishes with fine, earthy tannins. Try with a rare rib eye steak.
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About Yalumba:

Yalumba is one of Australia's oldest family-owned wineries and was founded in 1949 by Samuel Smith. From modest beginnings, the Yalumba Wine Company has grown to become one of Australia's most successful medium-sized wineries, owned by 6th generation Robert Hill Smith. Yalumba regularly receives accolateds for its distinctive wines, as well as for its leadership role in the Australian wine industry in the areas of viti-innovation and environmental policy. The Yalumba premium wine portfolio commences with the fresh and flavorsome varietal wines of the Y Series, then moves up to capture the essence of the Barossa Eden Valleys, explores old world varieties through innovated, modern wines in the Hand Picked line, and culminates with the coveted, collectible Yalumba Rare & Fine wines.