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27 October 2008

Peter Forrestal has released his annual Quaff The best wines under $15 (Hardie Grant, Australia) and awards Yalumba Winery of the Year and Yalumba Galway Traditional Shiraz 2007 Wine of the Year

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  quaffThe Quaff 2009 ‘For they are jolly good chaps’ WINERY OF THE YEAR AWARD

“The Barossa-based family winery has always been among Quaff’s top wineries. This year the performance is unparalleled, with 23 of the 26 Yalumba wines entered being featured in the book. Of the seven Y Series submitted, five were rated ‘Bloody Good’ and two ‘Good’. Once again, Yalumba was the top cask producer, with the top three whites and one of the top two reds. Twelve of its 15 casks are recommended and 10 of those are rated at ‘Good’ or better. The winery won Wine of the Year and was nominated for just about everything. Congratulations to the team from Yalumba.” Peter Forrestal

 

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Yalumba Galway Traditional Shiraz 2007 "The Ultimate Australian Wine Under $15" and the "Wagyu Steak and Chips RED WINE OF THE YEAR"

"One of the high points of the tastings for Quaff was the shiraz class. As it happened, the three wines made at Yalumba - Galway Vintage Shiraz, Y Series Shiraz, Y Series Shiraz Viognier - were next to each other. I wondered what tasting I'd walked into, so brilliant were the three. Best of all was the Galway, This is the 64th vintage that Yalumba has released a Galway red, which for a wine at this price point is remarkable. I've tasted it each year since 2001 (or that's as far back as my database goes) and have liked it each year (except 2004) - and especially so in 2004 and 2002. But in the last couple of years the Y Series Shiraz Viognier and Shiraz have been so good it's been overshadowed. Not so in 2007. It has all the fragrance, depth, texture, structure and balance you'd want in an under-$15 red. It's made by Kevin Glastonbury and sourced from mighty Barossa. There are plenty of impressive rivals for the title - even at Yalumba - but the 2007 Yalumba Galway is the deserved winner of Quaff's Red Wine of the Year!" Peter Forrestal 

 

Follow these links to read Peter's reviews on the Yalumba wines featured in Quaff 2009.

Yalumba Christobel's Classic Dry White 2008

Yalumba Mawson's Wrattonbully Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Yalumba Y Series Viognier 2007

Yalumba Y Series Pinot Grigio 2008

Yalumba Y Series Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Yalumba Y Series Sangiovese Rosé 2007

Yalumba Y Series Shiraz 2007

Yalumba Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Yalumba Y Series Merlot 2007

Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2007

 

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