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Date Printed: 3/27/2015
Yalumba Barossa Shiraz and Viognier 2005
Yalumba Barossa Shiraz and Viognier 2005
(search item no. 91088)
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Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 3/27/2015: $14.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 95% Shiraz, 5% Viognier.

Color: Deep, dark and dense reds.

Aroma: Smooth, silken and flooded with plums, cedar, vanilla and sweet jubey raspberries with just subtle whiffs of the florals of Viognier.

Palate: The wine shows rich black fruits with peppery spices, cloves and cardamon seeds, finishing with a lingering jubey coffee anise texture.

Cellar: Great now, but will also reward 5-7 years in the cellar.

Food: Perfect with a creamy veal pasta.

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About Yalumba:

Yalumba is Australia's oldest family-owned winery, founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith. From modest beginnings, the Yalumba Wine Company has grown to become one of Australia's most successful wineries, owned by 5th generation Robert Hill-Smith. Yalumba regularly receives accolades for its outstanding wines, and for its leadership in viticultural innovation and sustainable farming. Yalumba was the first winery in the world to be recognized with the Climate Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (2007), earned the International Green Apple Gold Award from House of Commons (U.K. 2011), and was the first winery outside the United States to win the BRIT International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing Competition (2013). The Yalumba portfolio commences with the fresh and flavorsome varietal wines of the Y Series, then moves up to the Samuel’s Garden line to capture the essence of the classic Rhone-influenced varietals of the Barossa and Eden Valleys, explores sub-regional complexity through innovative, modern wines in the Hand Pickedline, and culminates with the coveted, collectible Yalumba Rare and Fine wines including Signature and Octavius.