This month we are proud to promote the Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz. Yalumba is one of the Barossa’s oldest winemaking families. If you’ve ever had the privilege of going to the stately winery in Angaston, it is impossible not to feel the history of the place – it’s palpable. Every level of the company is run with an air of fanaticism and loyalty that is an absolute marvel to witness, and Samuel Smith & Sons the parent company, remains to this day a wholly family owned company.
2014 in the Barossa… what was it like?
2014 vintage was typified by challenging curveballs and unpredictable weather patterns, but overall produced wines of complexity, balance, and dare I say it – finesse. Yields were down on 2013, but quality was up, so snatch up the 2014’s while you can
Yalumba, Patchwork Shiraz, Barossa Valley 2014
Purple/ garnet in colour, crushed pepper, blackberry, mulberries and poached raspberry. The palate is bright and yet intense – powerfully fruit driven, good structure, acidity and length. There is a creaminess here. This is classic Barossa – blueberries, crushed black pepper, full red berry on the mid palate, and a long spicy finish. Structured and round. Awesome value for money. 100% Shiraz