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2006 Yalumba Shiraz-Viognier Barossa Rating Review


2006 Yalumba Shiraz-Viognier Barossa Rating Review


Brilliant Purple Grapes

Shiraz grapes

Wine Spectator gave this 2006 Yalumba Shiraz-Viognier 91 points

Stephen Tanzer – 87 points


The Wine Miser tasting notes.

– Light Black Pepper

– Marion Berry – Black berry dark fruit flavors

– Minimal Buttery oak coming through

– Brambly twiggy wood notes

Wine Miser rating 88 points

Purchased January 2010 at the Portland Costco

cost $13



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2 Comments on “2006 Yalumba Shiraz-Viognier Barossa Rating Review”

  1. #1 Evan Lloyd
    on Feb 16th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    I agree that Wine Spectator might have been a little over zealous with their 91 point rating. Interesting what you say about the advertising angle/study. I’ve often wondered about that. My own view of this wine is that it was good, but not the boss. It had a certain darkness on the edge of town, unexpected from a Shiraz. So, don’t be blinded by the light. It’s good but it ain’t no 91.

  2. #2 Claire
    on Feb 21st, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    I work for Yalumba wines. I started in the bottling line, moved to the cellar and now I’m getting trained as a laboratory assistant analysing the wine we make. I can guarantee I’ve had a hand in getting that wine to your glass.

    It’s rewarding in a way to see something that becomes mundane as a day to day part of your life reaching out across the world. When you’re dragging a hose half way across the winery to set a line or struggling to get 20 litres of TA to the top of a tank you don’t stop and think in the long run someone half way across the world will drink this wine and (hopefully) enjoy it.

    BTW I love they way you pronounce it Yaloomba it’s actually Yal-umm-ba like you’re saying ‘ummm’ not ‘oooom’. Sorry, not picking, I can see why people would pronounce it the way you are. Just hadn’t thought of it like that until I heard you say it :)

    Any way I think your review is quite right. It’s a good wine but we do much better than that. It’s reasonable for its price though :)

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