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2015 Yalumba Y Series Shiraz

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Just the ticket for that casual mid-week dinner at the local Italian joint. Ripe berry and cherry fruit jumps out of the glass, along with whiffs of soft spice and toastiness.

Winemaker's Notes

Deep crimson in colour, this wine shows intense youthful aromas of ripe dark berries, mulberry jam, Indian spice, and dark chocolate. Rich and ripe, the Y Series Shiraz is a glorious mouthful of South Australia with layers of ripe blackberries and black forest cake surrounded by soft, juicy, fully ripe tannins and a moreish finish.

Drinks perfectly with a roasted shoulder of lamb seasoned with garlic, rosemary, oregano, sea salt and black pepper; or stuffed capsicums, well-seasoned with lots of middle eastern spices. Vegan friendly.

Alc/vol: 14.5%

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2015 Yalumba Y Series Shiraz

Expert Reviews

Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
2010 was South Australia’s best red wine vintage in years, and it’s lifted this label to new levels of blueberry, plum and pepper definition. Oak tucks neatly into its folds, giving poise to its tannins and a finely textured mouthfeel to its long finish.
Wine Taste - Edition 53 2012
91
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
You really can't ask for more than you get from this wine at this price point; there is excellent balance between fruit, oak and tannins, the fruit freshness amplified by the moderate alcohol. The one curiosity is that the Y Series wines are made without using animal-derived fining products. This is said to be consistent with sustainability and wild yeast fermentation. However, it means that instead of using organic fining compounds, inorganic methods will fill the breach where necessary.
Wine authority 2012
90
Campbell Mattinson (2009 Vintage) says
There’s no mention of viognier on the label of this terrific-value shiraz – but it has all the characteristics of a shiraz-viognier blend. It’s soft and floral, perfumed and easy to quaff. It’s a very pretty wine at a very pretty price. It tastes/smells of violets and plums, cherries and boysenberry. It has a sappy, cedary quality that I can take or leave – but I have no hesitation in recommending this.
The Wine Front, 2011 2011
88
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
It is hard to imagine how much more can be expected at this price (doubtless lower still in the discount warehouses); supple and smooth black fruits on a medium-bodied palate.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
Campbell Mattinson (2007 Vintage) says

Booming value. These wines are widely available on discount for under $10 per bottle and, truth is, we'd be happy drinking them almost any time.

It's a cheap wine that makes you forget that it's cheap- except that you're feeling so mightily canny! It's laced with perky flavour, all spicy and raspberried and cherried. It's not a thick, dense wine, but it has decent structure and an excellent mix of sweetness and savouriness (as did the 2006 version). It's not for keeping, but it's a brilliant quaffer.

The BIG Red Wine Book, 2009-10 2009
89
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
Booming value. These wines are widely available on discount for under $10 per bottle and, truth is, we'd be happy drinking them almost any time. It's a cheap wine that makes you forget that it's cheap -except that you're feeling so mightily canny! It's laced with perky flavour, all spicy and raspberried and cherried. It's not a thick, dense wine, but it has decent structure and an excellent mix of sweetness and savouriness (as did the 2006 version). It's not for keeping, but it's a brilliant quaffer.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
89
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
A well put together, light- to medium-bodied wine, offering value at this price point; some spicy, savoury notes add interest.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
Ken Gargett (2006 Vintage) says
Yalumba—they're so hot right now. Their wines just keep popping up across the board in tastings. Not all are completely brilliant, but Yalumba's not Crusoe there. What's important is that the vast majority really are good, and probably better than these guys have ever done. With a little careful selection, you can drink well at every level. This is a cracker that has more persistent flavours than anyone has a right to expect in a wine of this price.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
90
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Good colour; attractive cherry and plum fruits; fine, ripe tannins provide texture and structure.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
87
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
86

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