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.