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Yalumba - Barossa Shiraz 2017

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: Barossa Valley
  • Wine Maker: Kevin Glastonbury
  • Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 87 (2014) VS: 89 (2014) JR: 16.5 (2007) WS: 89 (2014) JS: 92 (2015) WE: 89 (2013) JH: 91 (2013) WF: 88 (2014)

Wine tasting notes

Dense black purpley red in colour with an aroma exhibiting a mix of fresh briary almost blackcurrant tones, balanced with violets and dark plums, finishing with an earthy, savoury complexity. The palate is full bodied demonstrating Barossa Valley hallmarks of richness, density and concentration. Silky fruit complexity is the key here with both red and dark jubey flavours. The palate finishes with fine, earthy tannins.

Winery Information

Yalumba

Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family owned winery founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, a British immigrant (he was a Master Brewer in England) and it is still owned by the Hill-Smith family today with their high reputation as an independent producer. Yalumba is an Aboriginal word for “all the land around”. The winery is situated in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, in a small town called Angaston - an hour north-east of Adelaide. The winery even has its own cooperage – the only one in Oz.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014)87 pts

Pale to medium garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Patchwork Shiraz offers vague plums and crushed blackberry notes with an earth and spice box undercurrent. Medium-bodied with a solid backbone of chewy tannins and lively acid, it delivers a good amount of fairly straightforward black fruit, finishing with some herbal hints

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2014)89 pts

Vivid ruby-red. Fresh red berries, white pepper, pipe tobacco and a subtle herb nuance on the nose. Juicy and light on its feet, offering gently sweet raspberry and cherry flavors that firm up slowly on the back half. Dusty tannins shape a taut, focused finish that echoes the cherry and pepper notes.

JancisRobinson.com (2007)16.5 pts

Published : 28 Oct 2009. Liquorice, ripe blackcurrant and blackberry. Classic plump Barossan fruit and fine-grained tannins with a clean and a very lengthy spiced finish. True and honest hot-climate Shiraz without being grotesque. (RH). When to drink : 2009 to 2014.

Wine Spectator (2014)89 pts

Baked plum and spice notes are vibrant and intense, with a firm, juicy core and aromatic accents of bay leaf.

James Suckling (2015)92 pts

Ripe and concentrated dark plums, blackberries, chocolate and earth. There's a lick of spice, too, some fine tannins and great balance here. Serious quality. A component of the Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz blend.

Wine Enthusiast (2013)89 pts

This is a reliable bottling for lovers of Barossa Shiraz who don't want to drop more than a Jackson. It's full bodied and plush, with layers of blackberry fruit and vanilla oak, yet remains vibrant on the mocha-tinged finish. Drink now

James Halliday (2013)91 pts

A very good example of Barossa Valley shiraz picked while there are fresh fruits to work with in the winery. It's a savoury, medium-bodied wine with elegance and effortless balance between fruit, oak and tannins. Pretty close to being ready to take on all comers.

Wine Front (2014)88 pts

Barossa shiraz from a patchwork of vineyards, from the upper reaches t the valley floor. It’s an amiable red with blackberry and black cherry flavours sliding through the palate. It boasts a gentle creaminess and a slight clovey-ness, but essentially about berried fruit flavour. It works pretty well, without raising your pulse.

Vinification Notes

Matured for 6 months in new American hogsheads & octaves (10%), new French octaves, barriques & hogsheads (5%). Balance in older hogsheads and barriques.