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Date Printed: 1/29/2015
Yalumba Hand-Picked Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz 2006
Yalumba Hand-Picked Mourvedre Grenache Shiraz 2006
(search item no. 96514)
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Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 1/29/2015: $22.97

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 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
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

60% Mourvedre, 22% Grenache, 18% Shiraz. This wine is medium depth crimson in colour with a nose of sweet and silken dark cherries and raspberry aromas, followed by a very rustic touch of smoke, leather and raisins. The palate suggests a generous, supple wine with malty chocolatey flavors merging with sweet black cherry fruits, finishing with fine tannins. Aged 10 months in 2 & 3 year old French oak Hogsheads.
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About Yalumba:

Yalumba is one of Australia's oldest family-owned wineries and was founded in 1849 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.