Excerpt from Tim White's article in Australian Financial Review 'Life + Leisure', 8 - 10 May 2009
Mid-sized, family -owned wineries can teach the leviathans a thing or two.
"It doesn't necessarily mean the over-delivering wine is "cheap" - whatever that means - but it does connote a wine of high quality for the ask... Interestingly, in my recent experience, it's not the whopping great multinational wine-making machines like Foster's and Constellation that "over-deliver", but larger family-owned wine-making companies. Like Yalumba (with its Y Series in particular, buy also much above it.)
WHAT TO DRINK
Yalumba Y Series Shiraz Viognier 2007 [South Australia]
"This has gentle spice, squeezed raspberry fruits and a touch of more exotic rose. Juicy medium weight, spicy forest berry flavours, a touch of leafiness, and some meaty, proscuitto stuff adding complexity. Excellent mid-palate fruit. 89/100"
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