Yalumba The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz 2002
"There’s been some talk of ‘birth wines’ on this site of late – if you have a child born in 2002, this little beauty from Yalumba would be a very nice choice. It’s a blend of 78 percent cabernet sauvignon and 22 percent shiraz, all of which was grown in the Barossa Valley. The 2002 vintage was of course an exceptionally cool year in these parts i.e. a good cabernet year. It was matured for 22 months in all French oak, 50 percent of it new.
Eight years old but beautifully fresh. Characterised by its profound persistence. Tremendously fine tannin, too. Mint, tobacco, blackcurrant and cedary, spicy chocolate. Acidity is cleansing, oak is not overdone, fruit is as lively as it is lovely. Beautiful Australian red."
96 points. Drink : 2012 – 2022
Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front (www.winefront.com.au), November 1, 2010
Yalumba Organic Riverland Viognier 2010
"Bright quartz-green; there is definite musk and apricot-tinged varietal fruit expression on both bouquet and palate; surprisingly, grown at Loxton in the Riverland by the Barich family. Doubly accredited, and a great advertisement for organic growing."
91 points. Drink to 2013
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (www.winecompanion.com.au), November 3, 2010