Yalumba Organic South Australia Shiraz 2009
3 ½ stars - "Big, rich wine with aromas of licorice allsorts and ripe plums, and intense sweet berry palate with strong tannins."
Panel of Judges, Winestate - Wine & Spirit Insider (Aus), September/October 2010
88 Points - "Fresh and lively...with a juicy feel to the ripe blackberry and espresso flavors..."
Wine Spectator (USA)
"Apart from producing outstanding wines, family-owned and run Yalumba is committed to clonal diversity, promoting varieties suited to Aussie conditions and environmental issues. For this shiraz, it sources fruit from two South Australian vineyards – Loxton and McLaren Vale – both certified organic for the past 10 years. It is simple yet vibrant, loaded with spice and bright-red fruit. Medium-bodied with plush-ness from ripe tannins, it has plenty of cleansing acidity to cut through meat such as steak or pork chops. Made very much as a drink-now shiraz."
Jane Faulkner, The Age Epicure (Aus), 13 July 2010
“Good red wine. Not big or impressive, but ripe and flavoursome, black-fruited and well weighted. There are no real signs of oak flavour, it just tastes like a big handful of squished dark berries, fresh and pure. It’s a great style of wine.”
POINTS: 90 VALUE: five drops DRINK: 2010 - 2014
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh, The Big Red Wine Book 2010/2011, 1 June 2010