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6 February 2009

Australia's Wine Communicator of the Year 2008, Peter Forrestal, word on Yalumba - "Yalumba is now performing stunningly in all segments of the market".

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click here for more information on this wine"Made by Yalumba since the 1940s, the brillant 2007 celebrates the Galway Vintage Shiraz's 60th anniversary by being named Quaff 2009's Wine of the year. As I considered it the best wine available in Australia for less than $15, I have to include it here. Yalumba is now performing stunningly in all segments of the market, from cask wines to it super-premium, single-vineyard Barossa shiraz. If you are looking for consistently good budget-priced wines, Yalumba is a safe bet. The Galway Vintage was supervised by Andrew La Nauze through a tricky, drought-affected growing season that resulted in low yields and, no doubt, contributed to the wine's concentration. The 2007 Galway Vintage shows attractive spicy aromatics, rich, ripe, blackberry-pastille, mulberry and dark plum flavours, velvety texture and a fresh, clean finish that lingers."

Peter Forrestal, Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine (Aus), February 2009

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