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Date Printed: 8/31/2014
Yalumba Y Series Shiraz and Viognier 2006
Yalumba Y Series Shiraz and Viognier 2006
(search item no. 88068)
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Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 8/31/2014: $9.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Y Series Shiraz Viognier showcases the excellent varietal characters of these two grape varieties, co-fermented capturing their synergy. On the nose initial aromas of violets and sweet berry fruits are meshed with the subtle fragrance of apricot and musk. The palate is fresh with black currant and licorice. Berry-rich mid-palate fruits with a soft even texture and fine tannin finish.

"This is ripe and expressive, with a purity and clarity to the blueberry, plum and white pepper that lets the flavors sail on, lingering beautifully against super fine tannins. Drink now through 2015." 91 Points
Wine Spectator

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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.