Yalumba Shiraz Blend Barossa Shiraz & Viognier 2006

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A combination of small (8 tonne) and large (30 tonne) fermenters have been used with a fermentation cycle of 8 to 12 days. Select parcels were fermented with a percentage of Viognier grapes, whilst other parcels were fermented with Viognier juice. This has produced a soft and stylish wine showing subtle Viognier aromatics combined with the medium weight and structure of Shiraz. This wine is deep purpley red in colour, displaying an aroma of sweet fragrant plums and bright red-berried fruits along with a fine cedar tone and just the subtle floral notes of Viognier. A medium to full bodied wine, showing red fruits, fine spices, cloves and peppers. This is a rich, but not an overpowering Shiraz with the subtle sweet textures of Viognier. Great now, but will also reward 5-7 years in the cellar. Match with butterfly pork chops with creamy mash potatoes.

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The Yalumba Wine Company:
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" – aboriginal for "all the land around&qu... Read more
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" – aboriginal for "all the land around". Six generations and more than 150 years later Yalumba, Australia's oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature, embodying all that has made the Australian wine success story the envy of winemakers the world over. Yalumba wines have a style all of their own and each have been influenced by a diverse range of elements. Elements Yalumba likes to call 'the controllables', such as the Yalumba Vine Nursery and on-site cooperage – as well as other factors that cannot be emulated by any other winery. Yalumba’s history and tradition combined with a reputation for innovation. Yalumba Announced Winestate Magazine Wine Company of the Year 2007 “Tradition, Loyalty and the spirit of Progress” Click here to download presenter. 'Our driving emotion is a responsibility to leave a legacy and a desire to make a difference' ROBERT HILL SMITH - Fifth generation Yalumba proprietor 'The Hill Smith family has always had a good eye for an exceptional vineyard site' ROBIN NETTELBECK - Viticulturist 'At Yalumba, no aspect of winegrowing or winemaking is left to chance' ALAN HOEY - Winemaker 'A winemaker's challenge is to add an individual element to each wine. We hope to provide enjoyable, multi-dimensional wines' BRIAN WALSH - Winemaker 'Articulating which wine style Yalumba does best is almost as difficult as asking a parent to name a favourite child' SAM HILL SMITH - Joint proprietor, gallery owner 'The journey of 'Rare & Fine' has been one of trial, error and learning and certainly a rewarding one' ROBERT HILL SMITH 'I am proud to be the 7th master cooper at Yalumba; it's a longstanding tradition and unique amongst today's winemakers' ANDREW BROAD - Master Cooper 'Admiration not imitation - this is undoubtedly the catch-cry of the Yalumba winemaker' ROBERT HILL SMITH 'Our work with Viognier is testament to our willingness and confidence to look to the future' LOUISA ROSE - Winemaker 'We are committed to minimising environmental impact for a sustainable, successful future' CECIL CAMILLERI - Environmental Manager 'Our goal is to be the finest independent Australian Winemaker and Wine Ambassador' ROBERT HILL SMITH Read less
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Member Reviews for Yalumba Shiraz Blend Barossa Shiraz & Viognier

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Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
3.50 5
07/04/2011

Opaque plum hue, rich aromas of black fruits and meat fat; flavor notes of blueberries, black plums, pepper and eucalyptus carried by fine tannins to a long finish. Great value

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  • Snooth User: InWineTruth
    2201061,634
    3.00 5
    03/03/2011

    Bright dark garnet, aromas of black stone fruits, leather and violets, almost sweet black cherries, black raspberries and wood spice race by on bright acidity. A well made, lighter style of Shiraz!

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    Snooth User: anchca
    2400701,479
    4.00 5
    06/09/2011

    Vanilla, tobacco, and leather on the nose. Silky mouthfeel. Spicy, dark berry flavors.


    Snooth User: kylewolf
    229088440
    3.50 5
    10/17/2009

    The nose began with a heavy undertone of smoke laced with dark fruit, primarily dark cherry and oak with wisps of chocolate. While somewhat typical of shiraz, this nose was surprisingly brighter than you would imagine from the description I gave. The initial tasting notes were overly powerful on the front of palate. Bright and lively with heavy leather and gravel with plenty of juice, but few distinguishables. Heave spices were thickly layered and assault the front Finishes relatively clean with only the slightest whisps of gravel for remembrance. I will warn, the spice, and dry leather and oak of this wine will quickly desensitize your palate. By the end of the bottle, the spices became less concentrate and spread across the palate. This causes a more harmonious balance with the dry leather and oak. This still remains encompassed by the softer juice. Still very enjoyable. I will give the next bottle a few years before next time.


    Snooth User: 111ImNumber1
    822657194
    3.50 5
    04/17/2011

    I enjoyed this wine. I believe this is one of the best bargains out there. One of the best Syrahs I have had under $20. You'll never regret seeking it out.


    Snooth User: chapspot
    10780783
    3.50 5
    07/07/2009

    Fruit comes at you with tannic backbone. Another year or two in the cellar will smooth it out. Good with big food now but should only improve. Aging will rate this lovely effort higher.


    Snooth User: Svennevig
    61367866
    4.00 5
    06/30/2011

    Complex aroma of raspberry, blueberry and Bosc pears, flavor is cherry and raspberry and leaning toward plum with hints of nutmeg, overall very smooth, balanced and elegant with a peppery finish. Very nice refined wine. great with grilled pork and beef.


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    External Reviews for Yalumba Shiraz Blend Barossa Shiraz & Viognier

    External Review
    02/11/2010

    Barossa Shiraz / Viognier 2006 - Yalumba : Barossa Shiraz / Viognier 2006 - Rotwein von Yalumba Eine wunderbare Neuerung: der Yalumba Barossa Shiraz wurde mit einem Schuss Viognier verfeinert!Das Purpurrot im Glas wirkt transparent. Dieser Rotwein begeistert mit seinem intensiven Bukett aus süßen roten Beeren, Gewürznelken und Anis. Am Gaumen spürt man vor allem Lakritze und Pflaume. Durch die lange Reife in französischen Eichenfässern, zum Teil neu und gebraucht, erhält der Wein seine Struktur und Dichte. Die saftigen Tannine sind dabei hervorragend in den mittleren Körper des Barossa Shiraz & Viognier 2006 eingebaut.Barossa Valley ist ein Hügelgebiet nordöstlich von Adelaide in Südaustralien, hier begann die moderne Weingeschichte in Südaustralien. Schlesische Auswanderer ließen sich hier nieder, daher wurde bis vor einer Generation in dieser Gegend Deutsch gesprochen. Das Tal ist mit Rebbeständen gesegnet, die zu den ältesten noch in Ertrag stehenden weltweit zählen. Nicht selten findet man hier 100 jährige Shiraz- und Grenachereben, die jedes Jahr unvergleichlich konzentrierten Wein liefern.Weingut: YalumbaLand: AustralienRegion: Barossa ValleyRebsorte: 93% Shiraz, 7% ViognierInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,0 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,25 g/lRestsüße: trockenFassreife: in Barriques gereift (18 Monate) empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 °CLagerfähigkeit: 10-15 Jahre ab Jahrgang Rotwein > Australien > Barossa Valley


    External Review
    02/12/2009

    Aromas of blackberry and flowers. Juicy berry flavors with hints of tobacco and violets. Soft and approachable. The perfect red to entertain a group with a wide range of tastes.


    External Review
    10/19/2010

    1 x 750ML Bottle


    External Review
    04/03/2012

    Made from Barossa Shiraz grown on 25-35 year old vines and enhanced with a splash of Viognier. Select parcels of Shiraz were fermented with a small percentage of Viognier and then aged 18 months in French, American and Hungarian oak barrels. The wine shows concentrated flavors and aromas. The Wine Spectator, with a 91 point scored designated it a "Smart Buy" and said "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 superfine tannins. Drink now through 2015."


    External Review
    09/23/2011

    Yalumba Barossa Shiraz / Viognier 2006 and all other wine from Yalumba are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from WineDada.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Australia and across the globe.



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    A combination of small (8 tonne) and large (30 tonne) fermenters have been used with a fermentation cycle of 8 to 12 days. Select parcels were fermented with a percentage of Viognier grapes, whilst other parcels were fermented with Viognier juice. This has produced a soft and stylish wine showing subtle Viognier aromatics combined with the medium weight and structure of Shiraz. This wine is deep purpley red in colour, displaying an aroma of sweet fragrant plums and bright red-berried fruits along with a fine cedar tone and just the subtle floral notes of Viognier. A medium to full bodied wine, showing red fruits, fine spices, cloves and peppers. This is a rich, but not an overpowering Shiraz with the subtle sweet textures of Viognier. Great now, but will also reward 5-7 years in the cellar. Match with butterfly pork chops with creamy mash potatoes.

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