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Date Printed: 4/26/2015
Yalumba Barossa Shiraz 1999
Yalumba Barossa Shiraz 1999
(search item no. 37668)
International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
Wine Spectator rating: 85 points
PRICE ON 4/26/2015: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This fine handcrafted wine reflects Yalumbas dedication to creating wines with regional character, varietal flavour and individual personality.

Yalumba has, for more than 150 years, been a vital part of the Barossa, making wines that reflect the best of the region. This wine is no exception. Made from Barossa Shiraz grown on 30-50 year old vines, it is a wine of concentrated flavour and aroma. Aromas of ripe, sweet berry fruit, aniseed and cloves are supported by smoky vanillin oak. The palate features intense plum, berry and licorice characters finishing with long, grainy tannins.

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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.