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Date Printed: 3/29/2015
Yalumba Tri-centenary Vines Grenache 2004
Yalumba Tri-centenary Vines Grenache 2004
(search item no. 89045)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 3/29/2015: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The fruit for the Yalumba Hand Picked Tricentenary Vines Grenache is sourced from a single vineyard in the Barossa Valley, affectionately known as The Nursery Block. This vineyard has old bush vines that were planted in 1889, some of the oldest Grenache vines in Australia. They're called "tricentenary vines" since they were planted in the 19th century, made it through the 20th century and are still going strong in the 21st.

Yalumba Hand Picked Tricentenary Grenache 2004 is dark cherry red in colour. The aroma is vibrant and alive with ultra-ripe, exotic fruits and an almost raspberry and chocolate reduction, finishing with scents of violets. The palate is full bodied with beautifully silky tannins, fresh truffles, rose petals and meaty, savory hints. Perfect for drinking now or can be cellared with confidence over 3-5 years.

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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.