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2016 Yalumba Organic Riverland Shiraz

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Cracka Rating

RRP $19.99 per bottle

Our Price $18.99

Case Price

$113.94 (6 x 750ml)

cracka review

Ring the bell and hold the phone. We don’t give away five stars that often but this wine certainly gets it. It's just a deliciously fascinating mid-weight Shiraz with earthy spicy characters and really impressive length. Far from a blockbuster, this is a very fine restrained Australian Shiraz for a very attractive price and organic too!

expert reviews

Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
A properly-certified organic young Shiraz with plenty of vibrant and juicy flavour – some bright red fruit and plum, really lively and soft, sweeping playful tannins and simple, direct fleshy palate shape.
90
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
2013
Australian Wine Companion 2012
89
Campbell Mattinson (2009 Vintage) says
Good red wine. Not big or impressive, but ripe and flavoursome, black-fruited and well weighted. There are no real signs of oak flavour, it just tastes like a big handful of squished dark berries, fresh and pure. It’s a great style of wine.
The Big Red Wine Book, 2010/2011 2010
90
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
89
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2009 Vintage) says
Good red wine. Not big or impressive, but ripe and flavoursome, black-fruited and well weighted. There are no real sings of oak flavour; it just tastes like a big handful of squished dark berries, fresh and pure. It's a great style of wine.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
90
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
There's some reductive complexity across the top of this organic shiraz that is more often seen in cool-climate styles - it works a treat. The fruit sits in an earthy plum and berry style, all nicely lifted; the palate's juicy and lively with plenty of fine tannin and drinkable appeal. For the money, it's hard to beat!
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
90
Campbell Mattinson (2008 Vintage) says
It needs some air but it then quaffs very nicely. Three cheers for Yalumba – they’ve delivered exactly what (a segment of) the market wants. Cherries and blackberries with a lick of spice. No real oak to speak of and medium-bodied at its deepest point. Grown smart and tastes smart. You feel good drinking it.
The Big Red Wine Bood 2010/2011 2010
88
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
It needs some air but it then quaffs very nicely. Three cheers for Yalumba - they've delivered exactly what (asegment of) the market wants. Cherries and blackberries with a lick of spice. No real oak to speak of and mediumbodied at its deepest point. Grown smart and tastes smart. You feel good drinking it.
The Big Red Wine Book 2010/11 2010
88

winemaker's notes

Winemaking / Viticulture: The grapes for this wine are sourced from four family owned, organically certified vineyards. The Carypides family vineyard located at Virginia in the Adelaide Plains, the Barich family vineyard on the Murray River at Loxton, the Palena family vineyards near Barmera in the Riverland, and the Strachan family vineyard in McLaren Vale.

Vintage Conditions: The 2016 growing season started well with a warm and dry spring, December and January. Cool nights during this period and rain at the end of January helped freshen up the vines before a return to warm weather in February, which led to even and healthy ripening of the Shiraz grapes.

Winemaker’s Comments: Crimson with violet hues, this wine exhibits aromas of spiced plums and peppercorns with a savoury fruit cake finish. The palate is a mix of violets and spice with hints of liquorice, lingering plums and mulberries. This is a fruit driven, medium bodied wine with fine, soft tannins and a savoury, persistent finish.

Enjoy with suckling pig and an apple and walnut salad. Vegan friendly.

Alc/vol: 14.1%

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