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Date Printed: 4/28/2015
Yalumba Barossa Shiraz 2005
Yalumba Barossa Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 97001)

PRICE ON 4/28/2015: $13.49

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
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2005 Barossa Shiraz is full of bright red berry fruits with loads of smoke, anise, cedar and tar. On the palate this wine is big, with sweet plums and soft fleshy fruits with a creamy chocolate like texture.

Drinking exceptionally well now, but will certainly cellar to 10 years.

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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.