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Date Printed: 8/31/2014
Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache 2002
Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache 2002
(search item no. 74280)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/31/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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 70-year-old Grenache bush vines, this is Barossa at its best.

"Good deep red. Peppery red fruits on the nose; very grenache but considerably fresher than the Tricentenary Vines bottling. Sappy, dense and fresh, with pure flavors of red berries and spices, complicated by earth, smoke and gamey nuances. Fat, sweet and smoky on the back end. Great value."
-International Wine Cellar

Soft and full flavoured, it shows an intense nose of raspberry, licorice and gamey characters, with a hint of earthiness. The rich, sexy palate is full of berries and spice, perfectly balanced by tannins that echo finishing flavours of raspberries and black pepper. This wine will continue to develop with a further 3-5 years of cellaring.

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

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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.