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Date Printed: 4/19/2015
Yalumba Hand Picked Barossa Shiraz/Viognier 2010
Yalumba Hand Picked Barossa Shiraz/Viognier 2010
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International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2015: $27.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
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 Yalumba Hand Picked Shiraz + Viognier 2010 is full depth crimson red in color. The aroma opens with the fresh bright lifted spices, blackcurrants, cherries and lavender with violet florals and subtle white pepper hints. A medium to full bodied wine packed with dark fleshy cherry fruits and anise. This is an elegant wine with a framework of chalky tannins that exhibit its Eden Valley provenance. Match with roast duck.
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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.