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*Gold Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards 2012*
*Gold Medal - International Wine Challenge 2012*
*Recommended by Matthew Jukes - Daily Mail, March 2012*
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" – aboriginal for "all the land around". The 2009 vintage of Eden Valley Viognier is perfumed and luscious - displaying all the essence of the Viognier variety. It has pure aromas of apricot nectar, lifted honeysuckle and orange oil perfume. The palate is long, rich and luscious, with intense stone fruit - particularly apricots - finishing with an aromatic citrus freshness. This wine will continue to grow and develop in the bottle firstly showing enhanced apricots and spice, then after a couple of years developing honey flavours and toast. Perfect with Moroccan food, spiced duck and anything lamb.
"This is one of the most intelligent, evocative, affordable and rewarding viogniers in the world. Drink it with a vast array of white meat, fish and veggie dishes and you will see it romances every dish with its style and panache." Matthew Jukes, March 2012
"Bright green-quartz; the bouquet is very expressive, with honeysuckle, apricot, honey and almond aromas and flavours, the finish of the palate firm but not phenolic. Yalumba weaves its magic once again." 94 points- James Halliday, 12 August 2011
"Perfumed, floral aromas with creamy peach, apple and lemon. A light and fresh palate balances classic apricot kernal richness . Beautiful." 5 Stars - Decanter 2012more ↓ less ↑
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M on 10th Oct 2012 at 13:14
It is a viognier in its best. With perfumed aromas with apricot Palate. Score: 92-94/100