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Date Printed: 3/4/2015
Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache 2004
Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache 2004
(search item no. 85728)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 3/4/2015: $16.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 92 points
2013 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 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
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 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 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.