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2014 Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz

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RRP $24.99 per bottle

Our Price $21.99

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$131.94 (6 x 750ml)

cracka review

Tasty, authentic shiraz with loads of flavour, genuine structure and intensity. Here we see a very typical Yalumba Shiraz with that trademark richness of fruit and oak if not quite the all-out ballsy intensity of some vintages.

expert reviews

Campbell Mattinson (2014 Vintage) says
Barossa shiraz from a patchwork of vineyards, from the upper reaches of 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.
2016 - 2021
88
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Full purple-crimson; a blend of material from higher altitude, cooler sites and warmer valley floor vineyards; the ambiguity lies in the use of the term 'Barossa', which covers both the Eden and Barossa Valleys; it is a generous wine, with sweet red and black fruits, mocha and fruitcake, the tannins soft and plum.
2020
James Halliday's top value wines $20 & under
93
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
Raspberry black berry jam tart fruit and pastry oak. The fruit is ripe, fresh, generous, medium long blackberry with silky tannins and fresh acidity keeping the finish tidy, showing olives pepper and plum as well as black fruit. Drinking well now with a complex finish.
2014
Rob Geddes MW
89
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
A smoothly shaped, regionally driven shiraz that offers all-round drinkable appeal without looking to seduce with complexity - more your everyday, reliable red drink. Plenty of ripe dark berries and plums here; the oak's wound back, giving full voice to the vivacious, ripe character of the 2008 vintage. Red fruit finish.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
90
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
Light, pretty fruit, soft tannins and easy to deal with.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
87
Tyson Stelzer (2008 Vintage) says
Yalumba has finally found the holy grail of Barossa shiraz - concentration, power and definition at refreshingly low alcohol (13.5%). Difficult to do at the pointy end, nigh-on impossible at this price. Here it is!
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
91
Campbell Mattinson (2008 Vintage) says
This is made from grapes grown on the Barossa Valley floor and from the Barossa Valley hills – effectively from the valley’s famous ‘patchwork’ of small vineyards. Big whack of flavour. Full-bodied, tarry, blackberried and intense. There’s nothing bright or complex about it, but if you want dark-fruit flavour, it delivers it in spades. We liked the 2007 release better, but we’d still be happy drinking this.
The big Red Wine Book, 2010/11 2010
89
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Deep colour; a brooding, dark and almost menacing mix of black fruits, mocha and licorice; the palate is dense, thoroughly chewy and not particularly graceful, but the rugged energy delivers a potent mix of fruit and structure.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
93
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
This is made from grapes grown on the Barossa Valley floor and from the Barossa Valley hills - effectively from the valley's famous 'patchwork' of small vineyards. Big whack of flavour. Full-bodied, tarry, blackberried and intense. There's nothing bright or complex about it, but if you want dark-fruit flavour, it delivers it in spades. We liked the 2007 release better, but we'd still be happy drinking this.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
89
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
Light, pretty fruit, soft tannins and easy to deal with.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
85
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Bright colour; black plum and raspberry coming to the fore; quite long and luscious, a touch of sage providing interest on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
92
Campbell Mattinson (2007 Vintage) says
This is made from grapes grown on the Barossa Valley floor and from the Barossa Valley hills - effectively from the valley's famous 'patchwork' of small vineyards.

A treat of a wine. Indeed, the price-quality ratio could barely be better. It's balanced and fruity, blackberried and chocolatey, with a wisp of coffee flavour from the oak it was matured in. There's a bit of tannin grip, but the wine still feels velvety and sheer. Very tasty and very good.

The Big Red Wine Book, 2009/10 2009
92
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
This is made from grapes grown on the Barossa Valley floor and from the Barossa Valley hills - effectively from the valley's famous 'patchwork' of small vineyards. A treat of a wine. Indeed, the price-quality ratio could barely be better. It's balanced and fruity, blackberried and chocolatey, with just a wisp of coffee flavour from the oak it was matured in. There's a bit of tannin grip, but the wine still feels velvety and sheer. Very tasty and very good.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
92
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Rich wine; a mosaic of enticing fruit flavours reflecting the very different vineyard sources; lightens off fractionally on the finish
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
92
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
Light, pretty fruit, soft tannins and easy to deal with.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
85
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
Light, pretty fruit, soft tannins and easy to deal with.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
84
Jeremy Oliver (2005 Vintage) says
Ruby-red. Spicy black raspberry and cherry aromas are deepened by black cardamom and smoky minerals. Red berry flavors are fresh and precise, with good tangy lift and fine-grained tannins. There's a pinot-like delicacy to this wine's midweight strawberry and raspberry flavors. The clean, brisk finish echoes the raspberry quality. All in all, I'd have guessed this to be a top-notch grenache.
The Australian Wine Annual, 2009 2009
87

winemaker's notes

This wine shows all the hallmarks of Barossa Shiraz in a balanced and restrained package. The fruit aromatics are all about red plum, cherries and savoury herbs. This is a medium to full depth wine with balanced fruit concentration. The palate is full of savouriness, texture, black olives and has an evenness flowing from start to finish. This is about being soft and supple yet also rich and textural; an even line of tannins completes the wine. Cellar for 5 to 7 years. Pair with barbecued pork spare ribs with a dark sticky glaze.

Vegan friendly.

Alc/vol: 13.5%

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