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2016 Yalumba Y Series Riesling

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    RRP $17.99 per bottle

    Our Price $15.99

    Case Price

    $191.88 (12 x 750ml)

    cracka review

    Yalumba strike again with this value Riesling that has a kiss of sweetness. Lemons, limes and pineapples rise from the glass, along with hints of stone fruits. The palate is light-bodied, smooth and gentle, with juicy citrusy flavours, friendly acidity, a talcy texture, and a fresh, softish finish that will satisfy the fussiest palate.

    expert reviews

    Huon Hooke (2016 Vintage) says
    Light, bright yellow-green hue and an ultra-fresh, vibrant, ripe and accessible bouquet - pleasingly upfront and intense, floral and classic. The palate is intense and refined, powerful and delicate at the same time. The finish is long and dry with a lip-smacking trace of grip adding to its authority. Amazing value for money.
    2016 - 2022
    93
    Peter Forrestal (2010 Vintage) says
    This is a delightful, fresh, clean, youthful Riesling of good intensity, with lively lemon citrus flavours, that finishes dry and zesty.
    Quaff 2011 2010
    James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
    Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
    90
    Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
    This is one heck of a good riesling for the money - it's hard to see any other white wine made at this level of quality delivered at this bargain price point. If you're not sure, take a punt - this has a wealth of fruit flavours, from white peach to citrus, delivered as a smooth, soft and crisp style.
    The Good Wine Guide 2012
    91
    James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
    Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
    87
    James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
    An intense bouquet with crushed citrus leaf/lemon zest aromas; the palate is refined and elegant in a light-bodied mode. Top value
    Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
    91
    James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
    Attractive citrus and tropical fruit aromas; a soft, full-flavoured palate with some canned pineapple notes. Very good value.
    Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
    88
    James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
    Surprising power, texture and intensity; gentle tropical fruits; long finish.
    Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
    90
    James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
    Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
    86
    Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2004 Vintage) says
    This is a light, elegant and tightly structured riesling, very much in the Yalumba Y series mould.
    Quaff 2005 2004
    James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
    Zesty, limey palate; concentrated and powerful but not coarse; passionfruit and grapefruit.
    Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
    91
    Ken Gargett (2003 Vintage) says
    Another delicious riesling from the production line pumping them out at Yalumba. This is yet another example of why riesling just keeps getting the accolades. Here is a wine that is fresh, bright, vibrant, a little bit citrussy, a little bit softÑI mean really, must I go on? This is white wine that makes you smile knowing that you have bought a case of the stuff at well under S10 a bottleÑclever, clever you.
    Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2005 2005

    winemaker's notes

    Here at Yalumba we believe that one good wine leads to another. The Y Series was created with that belief in mind.

    The Y Series represents a collection of iconic classics and exciting new varietals. Each authentically crafted with fruit from South Australia’s most celebrated wine regions.

    We hope that the bottle you hold in your hand right now marks the beginning of a delicious journey.

    Winemaker Comments: The grapes were harvested in the cool of the night to help retain the lovely aromatics that Riesling is famous for. They were then crushed to a skin contact vessel for 45 minutes to increase flavour. The free run juice is then drained from the skins as well as some light pressings to a tank for wild fermentation. After minimal winemaking intervention, the wine is stabilised and filtered ready for bottling.

    Tasting Notes: The Y Series Riesling is clear straw in colour, showing wild and exotic aromas of white flowers, bath salts and Meyer lemon. The flavour of grapefruit dominates the palate; a silky and textural wine, yet zesty and refreshing with the classic mineral Riesling finish.

    Enjoy with fried haloumi and a squeeze of fresh lemon. Vegan friendly.

    Alc/vol: 11.5%

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