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2015 Yalumba Tri-Centenary Vineyard Grenache

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April 28, 2024 - $38

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RATINGS

96James Suckling

The fresh, red-floral perfume and the raspberry and redcurrant aromas are so beautifully fresh. The palate has directness, intensity, focus and elegance with a very vibrant, gently tart red-fruit core. Holds long, pure and fresh.

95Wine Enthusiast

Breathe in aromas of freshly picked strawberries—stems and all—cranberry, orange zest, warm earth and wild mushrooms. True to the variety, there's oodles of fruit here, which cascades onto the palate... Bright acidity and fine, filigree tannins add texture and complexity to this joy-inducing wine.

93Vinous / IWC

Powerful cherry and boysenberry liqueur scents are complicated by suggestions of incense, dark chocolate and candied flowers. Sappy and broad on the palate, offering ripe red and blue fruit preserve and mocha flavors and an energizing jolt of spicy white pepper. Shows impressive depth of flavor and finishes supple and very long, with harmonious tannins and lingering dark berry liqueur character.

91The Wine Advocate

...delicate floral, spice and red berry scents...ethereal, silky mouthfeel. Peppered strawberries mark the palate, with hints of watermelon and clove lingering on the gently tart finish.

17Jancis Robinson

Ethereal, delicate and scented, with rose notes and schist mineral touches...smacks you in the mouth on first taste; liquid stones, spices, cranberry and wild strawberry, and a touch of smoke...bright and fresh too. Great length that leaves a lip-smacking saltiness.

PRODUCER

Yalumba

Yalumba, in Angaston, South Australia, calls itself the country’s oldest winery, It was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, an English beer brewer who moved his family to Australia and bought 30 acres of farm land. Smith soon transferred his beer making skills to winemaking and today the fifth generation of the family still owns and operates Yalumba, which got its name from an aboriginal word meaning “all the land around.” The winery makes a large portfolio of wines, including Viognier, Chardonnay, Vermentino, sparkling and dessert wines. But it is especially known for its reds, including Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Grenache. Signature wines include the Cabernet/Shiraz Reserve and the Shiraz Old Vine The Octavius. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called The Octavius “a superb effort that is one of the great old-vine Shiraz cuvees available in the marketplace.”

REGION

Australia, South Australia, Barossa Valley

South Australia is the nation’s most important wine region. South Australia is to Australia what California is to the U.S. About half of Australia’s wine comes from South Australia and many of the country’s most acclaimed producers are there. Wineries based in South Australia include Penfolds Grange, Torbreck, Amon Ra, Henschke and Jacob’s Creek. The prestigious Barossa Valley is located in South Australia, and is often compared to Napa Valley because it is gorgeous topography covered in grape vines. First farmed by 19th century German-speakers who immigrated from what is now Poland, the Barossa Valley is the crown jewel of the region. South Australia has widely varying climates, from very hot, dry areas to cooler, high altitude areas. There are more than 150,000 acres of vineyards in South Australia, with more being planted each month. Shiraz is king, though the region also produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvedre, Chardonnay and Semillon.

TYPE

Red Wine, Grenache

One of the most popular red varieties planted, it ripens late and prefers hot dry climates. It probably originated in Spain, where it is still widely grown. Grenache is best known for its use in Southern Rhone wines, including those of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.