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Date Printed: 7/10/2014
Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2005
Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2005
(search item no. 88067)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/10/2014: $9.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2010 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 88 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Golden in color, the Yalumba Viognier is an enchanting wine with aromas of lemon and honeysuckle with hints of spice. The palate is rich, luscious and silky with juicy tropical fruit, citrus and lychee. These exotic flavours are intensified when paired with food - try with lightly spiced Asian dishes such as stir-fry noodles or a green chicken curry.

"An undeniable bargain." The exotic apricot, peach, and litchi nut-scented and flavored 2005 Viognier possesses enough zesty acidity to provide balance and freshness to its flamboyant style." - The Wine Advocate"


"...Tangy and bright in the mouth, the citrus flavors precise but also nicely filled in, with a note of dried peach lingering through the powerful, spicy finish. Another outstanding example of this variety at a remarkable price from this Australian viognier pioneer."
-International Wine Cellar

"Sunny, summery pretty: While this wine is almost always a good value, it's particularly good this vintage. Honeysuckle, melon, pear and other stone fruit flavors are delivered in a medium-sized package; the wine is pretty complex too, especially considering its price point. A house pour for this summer if ever there was one."
- Wine Enthusiast

Throughout its history, Yalumba has been willing to take a risk and back its judgement on a new variety, a new style, or a new direction, without losing sight of traditional strengths. Nowhere is this more evident than in the winery's pioneering work in Australia with the rare and alluring Rhône grape variety, Viognier.

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About Yalumba:

Yalumba is one of Australia's oldest family-owned wineries and was founded in 1949 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.