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Date Printed: 8/21/2014
Yalumba Hand Picked Barossa Shiraz/Viognier 2002
Yalumba Hand Picked Barossa Shiraz/Viognier 2002
(search item no. 76481)
The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 8/21/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Yalumba boasts the largest Viognier resource and the oldest commercial vines in the Southern Hemisphere, and are well known for their pioneering work in Australia with this exotic and luscious white grape. The addition of Viognier to Shiraz intensifies the colour, adds an extra dimension and a wonderful fragrance to the bouquet, and brings softness to the rich and powerful Barossa Shiraz.

This rare blend from Yalumba of 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier is 100% Barossa, with the majority of the fruit sourced from the Eden Valley.

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About Yalumba:

Yalumba is one of Australia's oldest family-owned wineries and was founded in 1949 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.