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Date Printed: 3/30/2015
Yalumba Hand-Picked Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz 2003
Yalumba Hand-Picked Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz 2003
(search item no. 80262)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 3/30/2015: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The outstanding, deep ruby/purple-colored 2003 Mourvedre/Grenache/Shiraz (60%, 21%, and 19% respectively) possesses abundant quantities of blueberry and black currant fruit intermixed with licorice, flower, and subtle toasty oak notes. It is a rich, well-textured, medium to full-bodied, impressive as well as realistically priced effort.
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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.