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Date Printed: 3/1/2015
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 3/1/2015: $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 one of Australia's oldest family-owned wineries and was founded in 1849 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.