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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Yalumba Barossa Shiraz 2002
Yalumba Barossa Shiraz 2002
(search item no. 80305)
Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 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 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.