Price:  £9.75 | Case Rate: £8.67
Ex Tax: £8.13

Yalumba - Y Series Riesling 2012

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Maker: Andrew La Nauze
  • Grape: Riesling
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 11%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now -2014
Video Food Matching

Food Matching

While this is a really interesting aperitif wine, especially when you want to introduce your friends to something a bit different that they may not have tried, it is a wine to take seriously as a match for food. Think rich foods prepared simply. Master Sommelier Vincent Gasnier suggests skewers of barbecued prawns and courgettes, while Malcolm Gluck and Mark Hix, suggest boiled duck's eggs with asparagus soldiers and sardines on toast. Salads containing bacon and chicken are also good choices. The wine will also work well with smoked meat and fish.

Duty/Vat Paid
VS: 87 (2012) WS: 87 (2012) WE: 89 (2010) JH: 88 (2011) WG: 87 (2009) NS: 91 (2010) RKP: 4.5 Stars (2010)

Wine tasting notes

Lemon barley with shades of lime green in colour, this wine is aromatic leaping from the glass. Orange blossom, jasmine and lime zest are the main event, backed by a supporting cast of fresh pineapple and lavender. The flavours are all of the citrus spectrum, lime juice, ruby grapefruit and homemade lemonade. The wine has a fine structure and finishes gracefully with mouth watering acidity.

Winery Information

Yalumba

Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch ?Yalumba? ? aboriginal for ?all the land around?.Six generations and more than 150 years later Yalumba, Australia?s oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature,.. read more

Expert Reviews

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2012)87 pts

Jul 2013 - Light yellow. Ripe pear and honeydew on the fragrant nose. Fleshy and open-knit, with good heft to its orchard fruit and tangerine flavors. Closes on a slightly bitter note, with modest persistence, good focus and grip. -- Josh Raynolds

Wine Spectator (2012)87 pts

This silky, dry style offers crisp balance to the toasty pear and citrus flavors, lingering gently. Drink now through 2020.–HS

Wine Enthusiast (2010)89 pts

Best Buy - Very floral and citrusy, with lime and orange sherbet notes and hints of green apple and white pepper. It also shows good length for such an inexpensive drop. Drink now. — J.C. (4/1/2012)

James Halliday (2011)88 pts

Pale quartz; has good balance and length, but is distinctly light-bodied.

The Wine Gang (2009)87 pts

thewinegang.com, 87pts (2009) -"One of a host of Rieslings from one of South Australia’s best family companies, the Y series captures the zesty fresh aromatic quality of medium-bodied, dry Riesling with a lemon and lime juiciness that makes it the ideal a quaffer for seafood dishes and mild curries."

Nick Stock (2010)91 pts

This is one heck of a good riesling for the money - it's hard to see any other white wine made at this level of quality delivered at this bargain price point. If you're not sure, take a punt - this has a wealth of fruit flavours, from white peach to citrus, delivered as a smooth, soft and crisp style.

Ralph Kyte-Powell (2010)4.5 stars

Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age - Epicure (Aus), 8 February 2011, 4 ½ stars (2010) -"If you’re looking for a reliable bottle of wine and you’re well off the beaten track, look for Yalumba. It’s available from one end of the country to the other and the Yalumba name is the nearest thing you’ll get to a guarantee of quality in the wine business. The Y Series often features in this column and Riesling is always a high point, especially given its remarkably low price. The 2010 opens with delicate floral, lime and gentle spice fragrances that are very inviting. It tastes intense and combines delicious freshness with enough mid-palate richness to sustain it. Great value. Ageing? Drink over four years. Food ideas: Sushi, Vietnamese Salads."

Vinification Notes

Gentle processing of the grapes, and the use of only the clearest juice, followed by a cool even fermentation, ensures that the fresh flavours of the variety are preserved in the final wine.