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Yalumba Y Series Viognier

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Yalumba have a knack of turning out wines at a certain price that make your head spin, but the Y series is just beyond ridiculous. At around $16 you can indulge in a heady mix of honeysuckle, apricot and ginger spice with hints of tinned pineapple. It taste of all these things on the palate but it makes you swoon with its fruit flavours, texture and fullness on the mouthfeel. It’s ripe and rounded and down right delicious and would be great with tempura prawns.

Winemaker's Notes

The Viognier depicts vine cuttings. Vine cuttings are the beginnings of a new vineyard, planted after careful sorting, grafting and bundling in our state-of-the-art Yalumba Nursery. This thoroughly alluring wine evokes hints of honeysuckle, lemon and lychees.

Here at Yalumba we believe that one good wine leads to another, and our 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, and we and look forward to sharing our love of wine as you explore the Y Series.

After a cool spring, December and most of January were cooler than average. This cool start was followed by a return to warmer conditions at the end of January. This warm weather continued into February and accelerated the ripening of the Viognier with the blocks being harvested earlier than previous years but with the lush varietal flavours that we love and which match so well with spicy foods.

Sweet honeysuckle and jasmine fragrances set the scene for an exotic blend of grapefruit, lemongrass and stone fruit flavours. This alluring, silky white wine is rich, rewarding, and nothing short of delicious.

Alcohol: 14.1%

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Yalumba Y Series Viognier

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
Mid gold; highly perfumed and exotic on the bouquet, showing spiced apricot and cashew; the palate is fleshy, unctuous and reveals a backbone of vibrant acidity, finishing fresh and fine.
To 2015
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
91
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
This is not only the finest Y Series Viognier ever made, it is the greatest viognier with a street price under $10 that I have tasted from anywhere in the world. Ever. Is this thanks to a freak cool season or to Yalumba’s viognier genius permeating ever lower in its portfolio with each passing vintage? Whatever it is, there’s no mistaking its cool spice of white pepper and fennel, its accurate apricot, apricot kernel and lemon zest flavour and its impeccably textured mouthfeel. Wow!
2012-2014
92
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
Staggering quality for the price and the degree of difficulty that this variety brings. Plenty of ripe apricot and stone fruits here, and a little spice and honeysuckle too. The palate's supple and gently rich, with apricot and gentle nutty flavours, and smooth, chalky texture; great balance to boot.
Now
The Good Wine Guide
91
Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
Nicely delivered in terms of style and value, Yalumba has really dominated the Australian charge with this variety. There's freshness and ripeness here, really lifted and lively with fresh white peach and apricot fruits and a gentle apricot kernel twist through the finish.
The Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide 2010 2009
90
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
An exotic bouquet of apricot kernel, cinnamon and some white pepper; generous and thickly textured, with good persistence and freshness on the finish; a terrific example of the variety, and very well priced; enjoy in the full flush of youth.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
93
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Verges on aristocratic, with razor sharp varietal character on bouquet and palate, then quite a savoury finish. This is a rare food-style viognier.
Australian Wine Companion, 2010 2010
93
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Shows the long experience of Yalumba with this variety; fresh, if light, honeysuckle and apricot aromas and fore-palate, then a twist of citrussy acidity on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
90
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Bright, light green-yellow; clear apricot and incipient honey varietal fruit; good balance, mouthfeel and aftertaste.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
91

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