Yalumba have a fine reputation for delivering wines of exceptional value and their Y Series Shiraz Viognier reinforces that even further. Being smooth, delicious and very cheap are only three of the many boxes that this wine ticks.
Winery notes (2019 Vintage)
"The Shiraz Viognier depicts the horse, a symbol of our past when they were the transport and tractor of Yalumba. Nowadays, we enjoy a day at the races watching magnificent thoroughbreds cross the finish line carrying our colours and money!
The grapes selected for this wine display perfumed and aromatic characteristics of Shiraz that complement the fragrance of Viognier. Everything is done to preserve this aroma: cool fermentation, the addition of Viognier (including as many whole berries as possible) and no oak ageing. These combine to produce a wine that is bright, aromatic and exotic.
Bright crimson in colour, with luscious and exotic aromas of Turkish delight, red cherries, boysenberry and hints of white pepper and violets. A full bodied palate that is framed by flavours of sweet Turkish delight, cherries and boysenberry. Pleasing velvety tannins provide a perfect complement to the cherry ripe finish which shows the synergy between the Shiraz and Viognier."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Perfumed and immediately appealing, the bouquet shows Black Doris plum, blueberry, violet and almond characters, leading to a succulent palate that offers excellent fruit purity and persistency. It's fleshy and textured with juicy flavours, making it immensely drinkable. At its best: now to 2025."
90/100 & Top Rank, Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, July 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"Fragrant, delicately-perfumed and fruit-focused red with floral, violet, berry, cherry, spice, anise and pepper flavours. A supple and appealing wine with plenty of freshness and energy. Terrific value at this price."