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2004 Yalumba Barossa Shiraz-Viognier (375ml)
Producer: Yalumba Wine Company yalumba.com
Appellation: Barossa Valley - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Shiraz - Viognier
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: US$7.99
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rated (2004 vintage, 750ml bottle) : February 15, 2008 , Frank Herzog
90 points "This wine is a full cherry red in colour with purple hues. The nose displays generous floral notes from Viognier, combined with dark fruits, black cherries and red spices of the Shiraz. The palate is silky smooth, soft and supple, yet complex. Exotic spices, musk, dark chocolate and cherry flavours combine with soft layered tannins, producing a stylish wine. The Wine Advocate The outstanding 2004 Shiraz/Viognier (95% and 5% respectively) offers an exotic, flamboyant nose of blackberries and flowers along with wonderful intensity, richness, fruit, and glycerin. Enjoy it over the next 3-4 years. Score: 90. —Robert Parker, October 2006. "
rated (2005 vintage, 750ml bottle) : December 5, 2007 , from a member
"Shiraz viognier blends are all the rage and it's hard to say they don't deserve the fuss, as there are many good ones, and not all are expensive. This is a lovely spicy, herbal, slightly vegetal but ripe red with tinges of licorice and anise in the palate. Features of the wine are its soft, fine-grained tannins and smoothly drinkable texture. There's a lot of fruit sweetness and its balance means you'll want to drink it right away. A few years ageing would certainly do it no harm. Best now to five-plus years. 14.5% per cent alcohol. 93/100." Food: Vitello tonnato, roast veal chops, char siu pork, mild soft cheeses such as taleggio and Red Square. Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald - Good Living (Aus), 16 October 2007 "This is one of the best, entry level SVs in Australia - partly due to Yalumba's incredible understanding of the viognier grape, and partly to the brutal pursuit of excellence which is an integral part of the Yalumba team make-up. Fresh, vibrant, berry fruit and pepper spice is topped off beautifully with exceptionally discreet viognier in this wine." Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer, Taste Food & Wine 2008 (Aus), October 2007 "Yalumba's pioneeering work with the Rhone white grape viognier over many years - let alone its historic success with shiraz - has left it well placed to make and market this fashionable red blend. Compared with straight shiraz, the 5 per cent viognier addition results in a slightly sweeter bouquet and flavour and a more open, forward and friendly nature. A fine example of the blend." Paddy Kendler, Herald Sun - City Style (Aus), 11 September 2007 Close Window"
rated (2006 vintage, 750ml bottle) : October 31, 2009 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
91 points "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. 5,500 cases imported. –HS " Best 2009-2015