Yalumba Shiraz/Viognier 2008, Eden Valley, South Australia

Shiraz Shiraz
South Australia, Australia

$18.90 (524926)

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March 17, 2012

Critic Reviews (2)

Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Spicy, floral, black cherry jam, chocolate, almond, licorice, meaty, smoky, peppery nose. Round, full, smooth, fresh...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Jammy currant fruit and peach purée dominate in this simple expression; the palate is thick, creamy, with sweet...

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Community Reviews (3)

nimby
nimby

A dry Shiraz, nice nose of black fruit and berries, assertive tannins but not too astringent. As other reviews advise, drink with food...not a lush fruit bomb. More old world in nature than new world. Would buy again but not on the top ten list.

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Tyler Philp
Tyler Philp

Viognier is a white grape, which makes this Aussie red a touch unusual. Yalumba has blended a very small amount of the fragrant Viognier with their mighty Shiraz, the grape so typical of south Australia. The result is a powerhouse wine which I found a touch aggressive straight out of the bottle. After an hour of breathing time however, the deep inky purple Shiraz began to show its softer side. This full bodied wine seemed to mellow nicely in the glass with some air though make no mistake, while it is very good, it is also a very dry Shiraz and not one to sip on its own but instead, will pair perfectly with a rich red meat dish. Decant 1-2 hours before serving.

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