Yalumba Y Series Sauvignon Blanc 2008
"This is a remarkable wine for the price. Where once a sub-$15 Yalumba dry white might have been sourced from the Murray Valley, it's now a blend of Barossa Valley, Currency Creek, Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills - all regions with a premium-quality repuation. A sign of the times, perhaps. The wine has a white-pepper, snow-pea, herbal aromas and is crisp and intense on the tongue. It has loads of clean, simple but authentic - and attractive - varietal fruit. Lap it up while it's young."
Panel of Judges, Gourmet Traveller WINE (Aus), January / February 2009
"Scent of fresh fruit salad is an attractive introduction to this wine, which continues fruity and juicy with lots of citrus interplay on the palate. The finish is suprisingly sharp."
Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age - Epicure (Aus), Spring 2008
"Another great-value Y Series. Perhaps it lacks the sheer quality and distinction of its riesling sibling, but it's still a winner. Lime and light passionfruit aromas have good intensity, and the clean tasting palate is light, pleasant and zippy."
Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age - Wine Style (Aus), Spring 2008
"Remarkable value for money. Where once it would have been Murray Valley, it's now a blend of Barossa Valley, Currency Creek, Eden Valley and Adelaide Hills. White pepper, snow-pea herby aromas. Loads of clean, simple but good varietal fruit. 87/100" Food: seafood and salad. Click here for more.
Huon Hooke, The Sydney Morning Herald - Good Living (Aus), 4 November 2008
"A captivating starting line for this variety with surprising sweet fruit aromatics at such a low alcohol rating. It has bubblegum attraction and fresh summer lawn cuttings, floral and leafy, then home-squeezed lemonade charm, sweet, sour, crisp and zesty."
Tony Love, The Advertiser (Aus), October 2008
"Compiled from Hills, Barossa and Currency Creek sites bringing a mix of tropicals and quite attractive grapefruit elements to the style that has an early picked freshness, smart minerality for a friendly easy-drinking version of the variety at the top to the pops. Good value."
Tony Love, The Advertiser (Aus), 22 October 2008
"BLOODY GOOD : - While the Mawson's is taut and tangy, this Y Series Sauvignon is riper, softer and sweeter, showing flavours of pineapple and passionfruit in abundance before a crisp, clean finish."
Peter Forrestal, Quaff (Aus), October 2008