Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2008, South Australia

Shiraz Shiraz
Australia

$12.40 (624494)

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October 10, 2008

Critic Reviews (1)

Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

Leafy, tobacco, earthy notes to the black cherry fruit are a welcome alternative to the jam usually noted on shiraz...

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

Medium to medium minus ruby in colour. The wine is less intense in colour than normally is seen in an Australian Shiraz/Viognier. The med+ intensity is governed by the flowery aromas from the Viognier. In addition, there's plum, raisins, red & white pepper, fig, mocha, dark cherry, light oak, cassis & blackberry. Overall a complex nose for an inexpensive wine. Dry, medium minus tannins, med acidity, med length, balanced & med to med minus weight. The taste is smooth having similar notes as the nose, but with a little smokiness, some earth tones classic to it's varietal & carmel apple. Pleasantly surprising having only 13.5% alcohol & not exhibiting the cooked fruit normally exhibited by inexpensive Shiraz from Australia. Easy to drink on its own & a good wine to bring to socials.

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Tasted 7 June 2011. Score: 8.5/10, Value: 10/10 Total: 18.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5

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Complex and exotic, the peppery shiraz is balanced beautifully by the floral notes of the viognier; cinnamon and black tea from the shriaz is softened to herbaceous violet-ness with the viognier.
Wonderful wine sipped all by itself.
Tasted 30Apr-2011

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