Yalumba Shiraz Blend Barossa Shiraz & Viognier 2010

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dark red color....raspberries on the nose....medium bodied with smooth tannins lead to a nice lingering finish

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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

Member Reviews for Yalumba Shiraz Blend Barossa Shiraz & Viognier

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Snooth User: mikespeer
10741941,196
3.00 5
10/02/2012

dark red color....raspberries on the nose....medium bodied with smooth tannins lead to a nice lingering finish


Snooth User: abeth
30482462
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/03/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 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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Black stone fruits

Snooth User: InWineTruth
2201061,634
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 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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Black fruits
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  • Snooth User: anchca
    2400701,479
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2006 06/09/2011

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


    Snooth User: kylewolf
    229088440
    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2006 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
    Vintage: 2006 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.


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    External Reviews for Yalumba Shiraz Blend Barossa Shiraz & Viognier

    External Review
    Source: eVintner Wines and Spirits
    10/04/2012

    Smooth and flooded with plums, cedar, vanilla and raspberries with subtle hints of florals from the Viognier.


    External Review
    Source: The Wine Buyer
    02/05/2013

    Deep crimson with violet hues, the Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier displays aromas of crushed mulberries, wild berry and rhubarb which are complemented by hints of sweet cinnamon and violets. This wine is medium bodied with layers of wild berries and violets, while the tannins are soft which give the wine a juicy sweetness and persistence.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 01/23/2011

    A popular blend in Australia, this Shiraz red variety and the Viognier white variety come together in perfect harmony making this wine deliciously dark, fruity and finishing with nicely structured tannins.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 03/09/2012

    A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Yalumba Shiraz / Viognier 750ml


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 03/15/2012

    Deep colour; fragrant and savoury red fruit and violet bouquet, showing some peppery complexity; medium bodied and generously fruited, the mineral, savoury underpinning provides freshness and length on the finish. James Halliday. A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Yalumba Shiraz / Viognier 750ml


    External Review
    Vintage: 2006 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.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2006 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."


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