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dark red color....raspberries on the nose....medium bodied with smooth tannins lead to a nice lingering finish Read more
Bright dark garnet, aromas of black stone fruits, leather and violets, almost sweet black cherries, black raspberries and wood spice race by on bri... Read more
Opaque plum hue, rich aromas of black fruits and meat fat; flavor notes of blueberries, black plums, pepper and eucalyptus carried by fine tannins ... Read more
Food Pairings for Yalumba Shiraz Blend Barossa Shiraz & Viognier
dark red color....raspberries on the nose....medium bodied with smooth tannins lead to a nice lingering finish
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!
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
Vanilla, tobacco, and leather on the nose. Silky mouthfeel. Spicy, dark berry flavors.
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.
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.
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.
External Reviews for Yalumba Shiraz Blend Barossa Shiraz & Viognier
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.
Smooth and flooded with plums, cedar, vanilla and raspberries with subtle hints of florals from the Viognier.
A Proprietary Blend wine from South Australia in Australia. 2008 Yalumba Shiraz / Viognier 750ml
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.
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
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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