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Date Printed: 3/30/2015
Yalumba Barossa Shiraz 2000
Yalumba Barossa Shiraz 2000
(search item no. 53480)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 3/30/2015: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Yalumba Barossa Shiraz is deep purple red in colour with complex aroma of cloves, dark cherries, and vanilla, with the Viognier adding delightful sweet floral characters. Rich and silky on the palate, this wine sees ripe plums and licorice meet with soft tannins to finish.

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, this vintage has been enhanced with an added splash of Viognier - a rare and exotic grape variety. The Viognier has added a sweet floral lift on the nose, supporting the Shiraz flavours of plums, dark cherries and spice, and has given the wine a richer mouthfeel and silky texture. A Barossa stalwart with an alluring twist.

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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.