Saturday, 7 May 2011

Yalumba Y Shiraz Voignier 2009

Yalumba has been growing grapes and making wine for 160 years now which in itself is a great achievement but what is more spectacular is that they are still innovating.  They transformed viognier from the wastelands to a household name and they have set their sights on vermentino. 

Yalumba Y Shiraz Voignier 2009

Burnt plums, blueberries and apricot kernels burst from the wine but as it settles a huge elegant spicy flavour takes over.  While length and bitterness on the back palate is an issue this is a great introduction to the blend.  I’d be happy to lay down this sort of cash for this wine especially since the nose is quiet pretty and the wine has a sense of cool sophistication. 

Alcohol: 13.5%
Price: $12
Rated: 82
Drink: now - 2 years

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