Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier. For twelve bucks you’d do well to find a better Aussie red for the money. Anywhere. And that’s no BS!
The last 2018 vintage was Trophy and Champion Shiraz at the New World Wine Awards. This latest 2019 release already has 5 Stars, 93/100 from Sam Kim and rave reviews from The Real Review crew, which includes our own Master of Wine Bob Campbell.
Scoring 90/100 and a “Top Rank” award, Bob called it “Fragrant, delicately-perfumed and fruit-focused red with floral, violet, berry, cherry, spice, anise and pepper flavours. A supple and appealing wine with plenty of freshness and energy. Terrific value at this price ($16.95)”.
One hundred and sixty years and five generations of family wine making – you don’t get to call yourself Australia’s oldest family owned winery unless you’re doing something seriously right. For their Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier they’ve used grapes from across the South Australia region and combined with a splash of fragrant Viognier (vee-on-yay).
The result? A deliciously fruit-driven red, bursting with rich, dark berry fruit flavours and a silky, velvety finish. What an absolute treat to score highly rated Aussie red that’s priced like a midweek quaffer. The question is Y the hell wouldn’t ya?