We all love a great value quaffing white and this latest release of Yalumba Y Series Viognier is that and a whole lot more.
Yalumba first planted Viognier in 1980 and have gone on to become true champions of this unique and seductive variety. The Y Series Viognier offers a great introduction to those that aren't so familiar with it and a top value and great drinking style for those that are. This is a very affordable wine that offers loads of flavour personality and charm – it could be your new best friend… seriously though, it is probably the best drinking white wine around that you'll find at this sort of price.
Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"Aromas of white flowers and honeysuckle dominate the nose, with ginger and five spice to finish. The white flowers and ginger lead into a creamy mid palate with a silky textural finish. The wild fermentation and lees aging give the wine an extra level of complexity on the palate."
Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review, November 2018 (2018 Vintage)
"I love great Viognier. Textural, viscous, rich, barrel matured Viognier is absolutely delicious. But so much V weed is underwhelming, ordinary, and either under or overripe. Too much. Too often. But this Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2018 is good. It’s better than good, it’s a really enjoyable drink, far above its $15 station. It’s generous, it’s heavy with apricot and nectarine and peach skin and with a phenolic tang. There isn’t the layers of a super premium Condrieu (no oak for a start) and it’s not profound. But the intensity and conviction of the flavours is enough to make you do a pricetag double take. I’m a fan. Would I buy it? Sure would."
Best Buy, Gourmet Traveller Wine, April 2019 (2018 Vintage)
"Yalumba is arguably the leading light of viognier in Australia which means this, their entry level version, comes with some very decent pedigree. Enthusiasts of the variety will enjoy the apricot and light coconut aromas, the gently slick texture and supple concentration, the light burr of chalky acidity to close. It ticks a lot of boxes for the personality expected from viognier. While still offering some generosity, there’s an inherent drinkability in this wine making it a neat option for casual drinking."
4 Stars Raymond Chan, October 2018 (2018 Vintage)
"Brilliant straw-yellow colour with pale lemon-gold hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is elegant with good depth and penetrating intensity of ripe citrus fruit with floral blossom and lemon zest, along with subtle notes of exotic florals and a hint of spice. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has very good depth and intensity with a taut and concentrated line of bright exotic citrus fruit and flora blossom, showing excellent clarity and purity. The fruit has suggestions of richness and unctuousness and is underlined by some alcoholic drive. The acidity is fresh and integrated and the wine carries smoothly along a fine phenolic line leading to a lingering, nuanced finish. This is a deep and intense dry Viognier with clarity and purity of citrus and lifted floral blossom driven by some underlying alcoholic power. Serve with Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese fare over the next 2-3 years. South Australia fruit indigenous yeast fermented in stainless-steel to 13.5% alc. and 2.3 g/L RS, the wine aged 3 months on lees. Winemaker: Heather Fraser."