Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Yalumba 2009 Viognier-Barossa Patchwork 2008 Shiraz

Yalumba 2009 Viognier, $10.99-$15.99 (I paid $11.99), 88 points, has a rich off-lime color, the nose is almost honey-suckle, the mouth feel is the same as the wine "moves", like a light olive-oil. The flavor is bitter-sweet, but not offensive, with kumquat and and mellow grapefruit. 

Yalumba Barossa Patchwork 2008 Shiraz, $15.99-$17.99, 91 points, was found at Market Basket, and what a find it is was; The color is a dense purple with a thin layer of russet at the rim (Will benefit with decanting), the aroma is rich and strong with cedar-spice, the flavor has plum, licorice and mocha hints, and the finish is long crushed black-pepper and residual Kahlua. This is a typical Big South Australian Shiraz, and will pair nicely with Big Beef, Lamb or Barbecue. 


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1 comment:

  1. Voyager Estate (Australia) did not bottle their 2006 Cabernet-Merlot because they felt that the quality of their grapes did not meet their standards. from: au.
    We've seen this before, and it makes me want to find their 2007 release, but alas, I haven't seen this anywhere.