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26 March 2009

The rare Yalumba Single Site wines continue to impress . . . Read on

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"Yalumba's new single site range is showcasing wines from some of the top fruit that the Yalumba group have access to. Sourced from the Barossa Valley Floor this is a traditionally styled chocolatey Shiraz with some intriguing spicy, meaty notes adding complexity to what is a very attractive package. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate writes, "94 Points - My preference in this series is the 2005 Hahn Farm Vineyard, located in the Light's Pass region of Barossa. The vineyard was planted in 1970 on its own roots. The wine spent 20 months in 60% new French oak hogsheads, the balance in seasoned French hogsheads. Opaque purple-coloured, the bouquet reveals a hint of eucalyptus, spice box, game, bacon, scorched earth, blueberry, and plum. This is followed by an already complex Shiraz with gobs of spicy black fruits, notes of earth and chocolate, outstanding depth and concentration, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. It will benefit from several years of additional cellaring and offer prime drinking from 2012 to 2025."

Angus Hughson, www.wine-ark.com (Aus), 26 March 2009

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