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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