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Yalumba Hand Picked Tempranillo Grenache Viognier

Cracka Review

This wine is deep garnet red in colour. The aroma is floral displaying rose petals and raspberries with a hint of nutmeg. The palate has gravely tannins with long black cherry flavours that are made silky by the co-fermentation with Viognier, and spicy with the addition of Grenache.

Winemaker's Notes

This wine is deep garnet red in colour. The aroma is floral displaying rose petals and raspberries with a hint of nutmeg. The palate has gravely tannins with long black cherry flavours that are made silky by the co-fermentation with Viognier, and spicy with the addition of Grenache.

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Yalumba Hand Picked Tempranillo Grenache Viognier

Expert Reviews

Tyson Stelzer (2007 Vintage) says
Don't be put off by the blend, because this is an impeccably assembled wine that melds the savoury complexity of Tempranillo with the flesh and spice of Grenache and the lift of Viognier. The result is a textured, savoury style with dry herbs lifted by floral vivacity
92
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Prominent apricot bouquet from the viognier; a more savoury and interesting wine on the palate; light-bodied with supple sweet red fruits and a touch of garrigue to finish
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
90
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
A lot of fun to drink with its dry 'curranty' red wine start to the palate and the sweet perfumed luscious finish.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010 2009
86
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Intense red fruit aromas with a touch of viognier apricot; considerable volume of flavour on the palate, veering towards darker fruits; very good structure and balance. All three components co-fermented.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
Campbell Mattinson (2006 Vintage) says
Yalumba have a lot of faith in the tempranillo grape. Stay tuned for a lot more evidence of it. 2006 RELEASE Tempranillo will be a big thing in Aussie wine - because it's good, and also because it's good in a lot of different kinds of regions (everywhere from the Barossa to Canberra, McLaren Vale to Bendigo). It could be the new shiraz! It goes great with tomato-based dishes too. This wine has lots of rich, perfumed flavour, yet lots of juicy, refreshing acidity too. It's medium-bodied but meaty; tannic but juicy; substantially flavoured but spicy. Great food wine. Ninety per cent tempranillo. DRINK 2009-2015.
The Big Red Wine Book 2008
93
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
A lot of fun to drink with its dry ‘curranty’ red wine start to the palate and the sweet perfumed luscious finish.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
85
Tyson Stelzer (2006 Vintage) says
Tempranillo, Grenache and Viognier were never meant to go together, which makes the synergy and balance of this wine not only unique but quite remarkable. TGV is perfumed, spicy and suprisingly intergrated - and it's got super train precision.
WBM Wine 100, 2008 2008
Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer (2006 Vintage) says
This is a very clever blend of tempranillo, grenache and viognier has no right to succeed, but in fact it works brilliantly! There are now no rules left to be broken. The perfumed, spicy fruit fits together with fantastic synergy and balance. TGV has super train precision.
Taste Food & Wine, 2008 2008
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
An aromatic, lifted red fruit bouquet; light- to medium-bodied, the fresh fruit in; spectrum; fine tannins. The varieties are co-fermented
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
90
Rob Geddes MW (2005 Vintage) says
A lot of fun to drink with its dry ‘curranty’ red wine start to the palate and the sweet perfumed luscious finish.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
83
Campbell Mattinson (2005 Vintage) says
Jolly beautiful. Savoury anad sweet, dry and perfumed, a stretch of tannic fruit across your tongue and yet lots of supple, rounded, generous, 'winery' fruit too. As one of my learned collegues once said to me: "Well, at least it tastes like WINE instead of these lollied fruit balls YOU drink!" This keeps both him and (the then) me happy. Good all round.
The Wine Front Annual, 2006/2007 2006
93
Nick Stock (2005 Vintage) says
Being Spanish and expressive go hand in hand; just look at tempranillo. When grown in the right place the results are spectacularly soulful and, although we’ve got a way to go here in Australia, here's a wine being steered in the right direction. Yalumba's TGV is right on track in 2005. With a clear picture of what makes tempranillo tick and a realistic grasp on where they are and where they want to be, Yalumba decided to give their tempranillo a legup in the form of co-fermented grenache and viognier. Both varieties elevate this well-made modern tempranillo-based blend to a place of polish and comfort. Soft tannins and the right mix of savoury nad sweet, viognier tweaks the fragrant tendencies of tempranillo while grenache files a sweet corner onto normally savoury tanins, the oak chiming in across the finish. A delicious early drinker that works as well in the glass as it does on paper. Top blending and savvy style.
The Adelaide Review, 2006 2006
90

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