Located in the Barossa and established in 1849, Yalumba is the oldest family owned wine company in Australia.
Exclusively owned by the Hill-Smith family, even after almost 165 years, they remain fiercely independent and extremely progressive. With success intrinsically linked to the land, they are acutely aware of how their presence impacts the environment and created a sustainable business in which responsible environmental practices are integrated into everyday activities.
An interesting fact about this wine company is that they have their own onsite Cooperage! Operational since the turn of the 20th century, it allows them even greater control over the quality of oak used to age their premium wines.
YALUMBA EDEN VALLEY VIOGNIER 2014, EDEN VALLEY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
LCBO PRICE $24,94
This 2014 Viognier is spectacular! And it should be since over the past 30 years, Yalumba pioneered the growing and making of this stellar varietal in Australia.
In the glass, it is a beautiful medium intensity yellow color with good legs!
The nose is complex and fragrant with aromas of orange zest, white flower blossoms, almond extract, little melted butter, honey and vanilla.
The mouthfeel is luxurious and coats the mouth with wonderful flavors of dried apricots, orange blossoms, honey and citrus. Dry with vibrant acidity, it lingers on and on!
Perfect to sip on but will be spectacular with shrimp salad and simply pan fried scallops!
YALUMBA FDR1A CABERNET SAUVIGNON SHIRAZ 2005, BAROSSA & EDEN VALLEYS, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
LCBO PRICE $35
This exceptional wine is a blend of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Shiraz. The Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from 30 year old vines and the Shiraz from 2 different yet established vineyards. Wild yeast contributed to the fermentation of this wine.
In the glass, it is a dark, mean red with orangey rust hues and tons of inky runway legs.
The nose is heavily perfumed with ripe blackberries, black cherries, wet soil, masala spices, a hint of Chinese 5 spice blend and toasted oak.
On the palate, it is fleshy and voluptuous. Bone dry, spicy, full of blackcurrants, plums and crushed figs. Conserved its chewy tannins but is nicely surrounded by a mouth-watering acidity, superb balance!
This stunning Cab-Shiraz is just starting to show its personality!
Enjoy it now but make sure to keep a few bottles in your cellar for the coming years!