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 (2019 Vintage)
"Bright straw in colour with green hues. There are lovely aromas of orange blossom, fresh ginger, hints of honeysuckle and white flowers. The palate has fresh pineapple, Chinese white tea and dried figs leading to a creamy mid palate with a silky, textural finish. The wild fermentation and lees ageing gives the wine an extra level of complexity on the palate that belies its age."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, October 2019 (2019 Vintage)
"Offering excellent fruit purity and poise, the wine shows white flesh nectarine, apricot, subtle spice and floral aromas on the nose, leading to a beautifully weighted palate that is texturally delightful and tasty. Wonderfully harmonious and lingering. At its best: now to 2022."
93/100 Nick Butler, The Real Review, January 2020 (2019 Vintage)
"It’s an incredibly attractive nose of fresh apricots and white flowers, no voice louder than the other. It’s more skewed towards apricot on the palate, though balanced and demanding another sip. A lovely young white wine. Needs food to show its true credentials."
Reviews for the 2018 vintage below…
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."