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Yalumba Y Series Shiraz 2007

 

90 points - "It is hard to imagine how much more can be expected at this price (doubtless lower still in the discount warehouses); supple and smooth black fruits on a medium-bodied palate."

James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2010

 

"Booming value. These wines are widely available on discount for under $10 per bottle and, truth is, we'd be happy drinking them almost any time.

It's a cheap wine that makes you forget that it's cheap- except that you're feeling so mightily canny! It's laced with perky flavour, all spicy and raspberried and cherried. It's not a thick, dense wine, but it has decent structure and an excellent mix of sweetness and savouriness (as did the 2006 version). It's not for keeping, but it's a brilliant quaffer."

Value 5 stars l Score - 89 l Drink 2009-2010

Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh, The BIG Red Wine Book 2009/10 (Aus), 1 June 2009

 

"Fabulous velvety texture, extraordinary for a wine of this price. Deep and long dark-berry flavours and fine, ripe approachable tannins."

Peter Forrestal, Sunday Times (Aus), 2 November 2008

 

BLOODY GOOD "Unlike the previous two vintages, I liked this a fraction more than the (Yalumba Barossa) Shiraz Viognier. Its texture is extraordinary, gently velvety in the mid-palate. The dark berry characters are deep and long and the tannins are ripe, fine-knit and approachable. It's drinking well now."

Peter Forrestal, Quaff 2009 (Aus), October 2008

 

89 points - "Perhaps you may think it's all beer and skittles here, lashings of free top end wine and what not, but I'm on a little mission to taste a fair old swag of sub $20 wine to see what's good and what's not. I've broken the sub-$10 barrier here (even less if you look around) and it sounds like I've found a little boomer.

It's all perky and spicy with raspberries and juicy cherries. Then comes a medium bodied palate with good red berry and violet flavours that present even a little bit savoury, rather than sweet. There's a freshness and light grippy tannin providing decent structure - some bitterness on exit a minor quibble. It's a cheap wine I'd be more than happy to drink."

Gary Walsh, www.winefront.com.au (Aus), 8 October 2008

  

"Fabulous velvety texture, extraordinary for a wine of this price. Deep and long dark-berry flavours and fine, ripe approachable tannins."

Peter Forrestal, Sunday Times (Aus), 2 November 2008

 

90 points - "Consistently good value, this has dark berry fruit on the nose and palate with some plum and spice and a fine tannin finish. Enjoy it with red meat dishes, at barbecues or with robust pasta or pizza."

Mike Frost, The Courier-Mail (Aus), 7 October 2008

 

BLOODY GOOD "Unlike the previous two vintages, I liked this a fraction more than the Shiraz Viognier. Its texture is extraordinary, gently velvety in the mid-palate. The dark berry characters are deep and long and the tannins are ripe, fine-knit and approachable. It's drinking well now."

Peter Forrestal, Quaff 2009 (Aus), October 2008

 

"What's the story : Shiraz is Australia's most popular red variety. This wine is blended from grapes grown in South Australia's Virginia and Barossa Valley regions. Tastes : deep, powerful and intense, with black plum and dark berry flavours. Silky smooth. Drink with : robust food, such as game and rich red meat, and spicy dishes, like laksa."

Lyndey Milan, BBC Australian Good Food Magazine (Aus), September 2008

 
 
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