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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Yalumba Tri-centenary Vines Grenache 2004
Yalumba Tri-centenary Vines Grenache 2004
(search item no. 89045)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $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 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.