Ralph Kyte-Powell unveiled his top picks for autumn in The Age Epicure Food & Wine special this month, highlighting the consistent quality of Yalumba’s wines over several price points and collections.
Yalumba Y Series Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Four stars: "The Yalumba winery consistently over-delivers in the lower-price categories, and this South Australian Sauvignon Blanc epitomises the philosophy. Grapey and lightly savoury aromas add dimension to the usual varietal cues of tropical fruit and herbs, and it has good balance with a soft middle and tangy end. Food idea: Thai salad."
Yalumba The Menzies Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Five stars: "Sing the praises of Yalumba's cheaper wines by all means, but don't ignore the flagships. This Coonawarra Cabernet is a traditionally styled, high quality drop with inviting blackcurrent, briar, floral and woodsy aromas. Subdued oak is a well-measured seasoning and the middleweight palate is sustained, penetrating, fine and attractively grippy. Food idea: Roast lamb."
Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age Epicure Wine + Food, Autumn 2011