The 2009 vintage was an excellent year for red wines in South Australia. Good
rainfall was recorded during July and August 2008, proving invaluable as the
following spring and early summer were extremely dry. A good rainfall in
December was critical for the survival of the vineyards during the heat of late
January and early February. The Shiraz vines weathered the heat well and were
able to ripen in ideal conditions throughout February and March.
A deep crimson with violet hues, the Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2009
has an exotic nose with crushed raspberries, violets and Turkish delight,
complemented by cinnamon, tea smoke and nuances of allspice. Succulent
and layered, the palate has flavours of raspberries and violets. Cocoa powder
tannins balance the juiciness of the palate and enhance the lingering finish.