Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Yalumba Shiraz/Viognier 2007 from South Australia

Take a trip down under and try the Yalumba Shiraz/Viognier 2007 from South Australia. A thing that numerous Winemakers in the past used to do was blend red and white grapes together. Many new-school wine maker have overlooked this process, and myself, I have been hesitant in trying such a blend for my consumption. In the last few years, I've shelved all of my prejudices, and by doing this, my mind and palate have been opened to much more exotic and qualities wines all over the world. The nose on the Yalumba Shiraz/Viognier 2007 is filled with a bit of chalkiness, Cassis, Cherry, a hint of beef, and a mixture of chocolate and cranberry on the back end. What I tasted was an abundance of red fruit, such as rasberry, cranberry, and cherry throughout the palate. Also, this blend had a nice little bit of chalkiness on the finish. One thing that really drew me into the this wine was, how much red fruit there was and how well the big fruit was contained, which is a great testament to the maker. So if you are a person who enjoys big fruit, but are interested in the wine makers ability to contain this fruit, you should try the Yalumba and leave a comment.

P.S you can find this wine at World Markets.

1 comment:

  1. Yalumba Shiraz reminds me of the best classic red wines from France. Great aromas and texture!