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Yalumba the Y Series Viognier 2017

Editorial Review by Snooth Editorial:

Sunflowers and hay on the nose with a touch of honey and cream. Seemingly sweet approach, mostly from the dried apricot and honey flavors, there's a good mouthfeel here, puckering acidity to balance the alcohol, a good dose of honeydew melon and lemon, and a touch of lemongrass on the 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

Editorial Reviews for Yalumba the Y Series Viognier

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464773,119
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 12/08/2014

Sunflowers and hay on the nose with a touch of honey and cream. Seemingly sweet approach, mostly from the dried apricot and honey flavors, there's a good mouthfeel here, puckering acidity to balance the alcohol, a good dose of honeydew melon and lemon, and a touch of lemongrass on the finish.


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Snooth User: zufrieden
2593865,180
3.00 5
07/07/2019

Admittedly, this South Australia Viognier has with lots of almond, lychee nut and pear on the nose - though perhaps a bit overly intrusive; entry is spicy with some acidity and almond-like bitterness. Clean, and excellent with Chinese fare. Also good value. 86.


Snooth User: rckr1951
1275033,757
3.00 5
Vintage: 2015 04/13/2017

Unlike Randy's this was expressive from the start. Honeysuckle and stone fruits lead and follow to the palate nicely. Additional grapefruit and a slight pear nuance combine with minerality and a slight acidic profile to be refreshing. 87 points - drink now - Paul


Snooth User: RandyFisher
10733941,993
1.50 5
Vintage: 2015 01/03/2017

None of the floral nose I look for in viognier. Pretty much a sour mess. Drinkable but with little pleasure. Don't know if its an off bottle or just a bad vintage. Darn, I really wanted this wine to be good.


Snooth User: raindance
2001542,024
3.50 5
Vintage: 2014 07/27/2015

Binny's 12/2014. Wow, best white of the summer. Totally not interested in subtlety, smells, tastes like, color. Just a damn good bottle of vino. See it, buy it. Oh, had it with grilled swordfish/gazpacho salsa.Yummy, but the wine won in a photo finish.


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593865,180
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 08/08/2014

A nose of subtropical flowers (even dandelion), smooth and semi-sweet on entry with a hint of stem-like bitterness on the finish (not unusual). A bit too muscular on the flowery elements for some, but a sound wine at a great price. 87 points.


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578087,194
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 07/24/2012

Floral with dried apricot and lemon cream. It is not spicy but has some heft and leaves with a slight astringency. Cries out for food.


Snooth User: sbr1105
1540658257
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 01/30/2016

Looking for a different white. Try a Viognier. It has a good balance between lemon and pineapple flavors. Usually bigger than most whites so it stands up well to winter cuisine.


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External Reviews for Yalumba the Y Series Viognier

External Review
Vintage: 2013 01/13/2015

Lively and focused, with spice, floral, pear and lime curd flavors on a sleek frame. Finely tuned. Drink now through 2017.


External Review
Vintage: 2013 01/13/2015

The 2013 The Y Series Viognier has fragrant peaches and honeysuckle on the nose with nuances of nutmeg and spiced pears. Medium-bodied, it gives a good amount of peach and spicy flavors in the mouth and is enlivened by bright acid through the medium to long finish. Drink it now to 2016.


External Review
Vintage: 2013 01/27/2015

Bright yellow-gold. Ripe peach, yellow apple and honey on the fragrant nose. Smooth and open-knit, showing good breadth and depth to its smooth orchard and pit fruit flavors. Becomes more floral on the finish, which features notes of licorice and candied ginger.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 12/22/2013

Light, bright gold. Ripe pit and orchard fruit aromas are lifted by notes of ginger and jasmine. Fleshy and broad, with good heft to its peach and poached pear flavors. Closes with solid punch, lingering spiciness and a subtle note of gingerbread.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 12/22/2013

Fresh and expressive, packed with pineapple, pear and spice, smells sweet but finishes dry and silky. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 03/13/2013

Yalumba Y Series Viognier is a pale gold with green hues. The aroma offers intense white flowers and honeysuckle, with hints of apricot nectar. The palate is rich and very long and ripe, with citrus and tropical fruit flavors.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 12/22/2013

Vibrant fruit notes, but an oily, smooth texture. This is a terrific alternative to your favorite Chardonnay, but with no toast or oak notes. Lovely pear, peach and banana fruit notes. Try serving the Yalumba with grilled chicken or paella.


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