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Yellow Tail Shiraz

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Yellow Tail Shiraz

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James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Full-flavoured, soft and fleshy red fruits; there is some cleverly pitched sweetness to flesh out the palate. Good value.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
87
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
A very well made wine at the price; blackberry and red cherry fruit are the drivers rather than oak or tannins; any sweetness is not obvious. Good example of an uncomplicated drink-now style.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
87
Ken Gargett (2006 Vintage) says
If misplaced wine snobbery has prevented you from giving this a go, sneak one home in a brown paper bag, take it out when no one's around and see what you think. Better yet, serve it to your snobby mates out of a different botde. It'll embarrass the hell out of them. The Yanks love this—I hear stories of customers waiting outside the shop for new stocks to arrive—and why not? It's great value and it just beams the old sunshine in a bottle.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2008 2007
89
WINESTATE (2006 Vintage) says
Lively fresh and vibrant fruit on the nose and sweet and smoothly rounded in the mouth.
Winestate 20082009
Ken Gargett (2005 Vintage) says
This wine is the highest-selling red wine in the USA. Not the highest-selling Australian wine or the highest-selling shiraz, but the number-one- selling red made from anything from anywhere in the whole of the US of A. About fifty million bottles every yearÑand growing! So you might think it couldn't be much chop, but you'd be dead wrong. It's full of ripe, soft fruit flavours, thoroughly drinkable and great value for money.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2007 2007
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Full flavoured, round and soft; distinct sweetness, but not unpleasantly so.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
86
Ken Gargett (2004 Vintage) says
The Yellow Tail phenomenon has been led by this shiraz and there's at least one serious wine writer who reckons that the Australian wine industry should thank heavens for Yellow Tail. The theory is that without its rapid rise and insatiable thirst for grapes many independent grape growers would have never sold their fruit in 2005. And it's not a bad drink to boot.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2006 2006
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
80

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