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2014 Yalumba Hand Picked Eden Valley Shiraz Viognier

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Winemaker's Notes

The addition of Viognier to Shiraz adds complexity and nuance to the wine. Using only the best Eden Valley fruit, this wine is rich in concentrated fruit flavour. Traditionally, the two different grape varieties for this wine have been crushed and fermented together.

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2014 Yalumba Hand Picked Eden Valley Shiraz Viognier

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Wine Companion (2012 Vintage) says
Brooding dark berried fruit flavour with edges of leather and crushed spice. Raspberry, liquorice and earth notes too. Creamy vanillin oak adds more to texture than to flavour. What really characterises this wine is its combination of composure and push of intensely fine, insistent tannin.
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93
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Vivid purple hue; the fresh and fragrant bouquet offers black fruits, violets and anise; the medium-bodied palate is fleshy and generous, with a backbone of fine tannins and a lingering charry toast note on the fine-boned finish.
James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion.
95
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
96This is a stonking Yalumba Eden Valley Shiraz, and perhaps the best under this label yet. Just 2-3% co-fermented viognier is invisible, the focus instead remaining resolutely on the aromatic and perfumed character of shiraz in the cool Eden Valley. It abounds in violet perfume and deep layers of black plums, black cherries and liquorice, deep and succulent yet simultaneously refined and focused. Very fine, silky yet firm tannins point to a long future. Cork seal.
2020-2025
Wine Taste Weekly
96
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
An imposing wine of undoubted concentration and class; red fruits sit comfortably on top of darker notes, with a strong mineral element coming through the floral fruit
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
95
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Good colour; medium-bodied, with attractive lifted fruit aromas and flavours, fine tannins and good length. Super-weight bottle and rather ratty cork.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
93
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
This wine has come a long way since the first release seven or eight years ago. Back then it had almost fifteen per cent viognier; this 2005 has only four per cent. It tastes better than ever. 2005 RELEASE Yummo. Terrifically savoury-sweet, sophisticated, smooth and supple. The damn thing even looks vibrant, and its fresh flavours of blackberry, cherry, sandalwood and earth make the wine seem lively in your mouth. If you're planning on serving this at dinner - would you mind if I dropped in? Please? DRINK 2008-2016
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
93
Nick Stock (2005 Vintage) says
This has some forthright aromatics (4% Viognier) and there's a more modern lift to the nose. Red fruit flavours and fine tannin glide through the silky supple palate, lots of depth and sweet ripe fruit, superb balance and length. A savoury tannin carriage, this is on form!
WBM Wine 10, 2008 2008
94
Tyson Stelzer (2005 Vintage) says
Another consistent performer from the Yalumba stable, this wine does the juicy, fruit powered Shiraz Viognier thing extremely well. Its rich, velvety palate is choc full of vibrant berry/ cherry/ plum fruit, backed up with fine tannins.
WBM Wine 100, 2008 2008
93
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Good colour; a vibrant and fresh bouquet with Viognier lift; a very substantial wine in the mouth, with texture and structure from quite firm tannins.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
93

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