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Date Printed: 4/19/2015
Yalumba Hand Picked Barossa Shiraz/Viognier 2005
Yalumba Hand Picked Barossa Shiraz/Viognier 2005
(search item no. 92278)
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2015: $32.99

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
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
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The concept of blending Shiraz and Viognier is not new. It is derived from the great French wine region of Northern Rhone, in particular the Côte Rôtie area.

Distinctive cherry and red briary fruits are followed by the spices of cinnamon and black pepper with a subtle floral overtone. On the palate, mouth filling flavors of coffee, cedar, chocolate and touches of licorice and black fruits. This is a wine of silky class that finishes with a melt of finely tailored tannins.

"Seamless, polished and remarkably expressive. A wine of uncommon balance that plays its ripe cherry, plum and mulberry flavors against wisps of cream, clove and white pepper, all of it mingling harmoniously on the long, refined finish. Best from 2009 through 2020. 225 cases imported. –HS" - Wine Spectator

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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.