Yalumba Galway Vintage Barossa Shiraz
Nose: There are aromas of mulberries, ground spice and liquorice allsorts that speak of its varietal and regional origins.
Palate: The palate is ripe and generous with flavours of mulberries, dark chocolate and hints of beetroot. It finishes with cocoa powder like tannins that give evenness and generosity to the wine.
Food: Enjoy with Guinness and oyster pie.
expert reviews about
Yalumba Galway Vintage Barossa Shiraz
New look Galway here. Fine livery. Unoaked shiraz, pretty much. Barossa Valley fruit sources. Spicy scents over forest berry fruit, touch of earthiness, some biscuity sweetness and a lick of eucalyptus character. Go you good thing. Slurpy textured, richness but fresh, effortless slide across the palate, finishes with a lick of chewy, liquorice tannin. Not particularly complex, but texture is set to ‘neck oil’ and drinkability is wildly high. Pretty darn good; bargain.2015 - 2018
Here’s the perfect way to convert any pinot drinker to shiraz. The cool 2011 vintage has blessed young Galway with a little more perfumed violet lift, a little fresher red berry fruit and a touch more pepper spice, making for an alluring, fruit-driven style with soft, supple tannins.2012Wine Taste Edition 65
Yet more money spent on new label design, etc (in the footsteps of Oxford Landing) by the profligate CEO. The wine has a bright crimson colour, and a fresh, zesty palate with a politically correct modest alcohol; just when you think the red and black cherry and plum fruit is about to tail away on the finish, it goes in precisely the opposite direction, picked up by fine, spicy, savoury tannins.Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
Bright colour; spicy and pure blackberry fruit bouquet; very juicy palate, lively mouthfeel, and fleshy fruit on the finish. Great value.Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
The 2007 Galway Shiraz was one of last year's best buys, and this 2008 is its equal. Classic sweet-centred Aussie red, particularly after it has some time to breathe in the glass. Jubey, raspberried cedary and with a clear sense of polish to it - it's a wine that has been smoothed out beautifully. There's the odd gently dilute flavour, but for the asking price it's fabulous. This is one for drinking with barbecued meats.The BIG Red Wine Book, 2009/10 2009
The 2007 Galway Shiraz was one of last year's best buys, and this 2008 is its equal. Classic sweet-centred Aussie red, particularly after it has had some time to breathe in the glass. Jubey, raspberried, cedary and with a clear sense of polish to it - it's a wine that has been smoothed out beautifully. There's the odd gently dilute flavour, but for the asking price it's fabulous. This is one for drinking with barbecued meats.The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
Medium-bodied; a thoroughly enjoyable wine with more than sufficient fruit flavour and structure; fine tannins and good length; best for some time.Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Robert Hill-Smith, whose ancestors established our oldest family winery more than 150 years ago, is as close to a vinous aristocrat as we have. Certainly, he readily answers to Lord Robert. Now this wine 1 always thought was named after some fat Irishman with a flute (I don't know why) but apparently Galway was a governor of South Australia nearly a century ago. Anyway, good to see the wine back. Perhaps Lord Robert could be the next Governor General.Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
light- to medium-bodied; nicely balanced savoury, spicy red fruits; indeed traditional, though helped by the vintage.Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
It always brings a nostalgic smile to our faces when an old faithful performs well against all the young whippersnappers in the wine industry. Yalumba has been making a shiraz under the Galway label for 60 vintages, and this, the 2002, is one of the best we can remember tasting. A good dark colour leads on to spicy, slightly minty smells, and a medium- to full-bodied mouthful of ripe blackberry fruit and vanillin oak. Exceptional value and almost worth buying for the feel-good factor alone.Quaff 2004 2003
One of the most famous names in Aussie red wine. In fact this is the 60th vintage and it comes with a new label design to reflect its origins. Over the years the wine has lightened and it’s now right on the money for the modern style. Stacks of spicy plum fruit with a gently persuasive edge of oak. The tannins are silky fine. I found it really came into its own with decanting, which allows the ripe fruit flavours to emerge from behind the oak. Excellent drinking over the next five yearsThe West Australian, 2003 2003