Sour and obviously something not right with this. Bought plenty of very good wine via Tesco and this is the first bad one. The only reason this gets as much as one star is that Tesco customer service issued a full refund with no quibbles. Also convenient that I could drop it back into a Metro store. Can't knock the customer service tbh.
Buy before it disappears
This was picked up in store at the discount price of 6.99, I give it 5 stars simply because good wine though it is it is also being discontinued according to the price tag and it is difficult to buy this quality at this price. It is the shiraz grape that has been the foundation of Australias international success, but for many people it makes the wines quite alcoholic and heavy, this blend using Viognier gives a smoother less heady wine that will suit more people, this is not a new blend but this one is a good example from an old family winery in Aus that produces good stuff at all price levels.
Voluptuous smooth red
Beautiful smooth red, not too heavy. Recently drank with herby salmon and salad; also with chicken seasoned with chilli, lemon grass and herb, accompanied with Jersey potatoes. Married with both. Definitely one of my "go to" wines. Equally good as a "quaffing" wine. Just take the time to savour it. (Can you guess it's one of my favourites?)
Entry level wine from Yalumba. Great vintage (2012). Warm,fruity smooth and mouth filling with fine tannins and no over the top alcohol burn you can get with cheap Australian reds. Good length and a bit more complexity than your run of the mill £7 bottle.
Heady and hearty
This is a strong little number with plenty of kick. Less thick than the Old Bush Vine but every bit as potent. The stunning colour reminded me of the colour your fingers go after a day of picking blackberries - purpley, red that definitely has the suggestion of wild berries. This was ever so enjoyable, i allowed it to breath for an hour before pouring the first glass and i was struck by the immediate taste of raspberry and plum and i swear on the second sip i thought i could detect lavender. Whatever the combination, it worked a treat. I actually had it with a cheeseburger and chips and it was wonderful. I felt very decadent mixing this sophisticated wine with such stodgy grub but that just shows what a versatile red this is. I've never tried a red that contained the Voigner grape before yet i shall try it again but not before i sample the rest of the Yalumba range - this is a top quality brand that doesn't pull any punches.
Perfect with cheese and crackers!
I was a bit worried about the harshness of this wine when I saw the ABV was 14.5% but I was wrong. This wine is surprisingly smooth with a hint of juicy berries in the background. I like the idea of mixing the white and red grapes, giving this a more distinct unique flavour. I think it would be best enjoyed with some cheese and crackers.
This was very nice with loads of blackberry, blueberry and cherry fruit with a kind of marzipan sweetness in the background. Really good as a pleasurable sipping wine but also top with fillet steak, balsamic onions and fat chips as I can personally vouch.
Opaque dark purple with fruity aromas of red cherry and blackberry, a hint of cedarwood, and sweet floral notes probably from the Viognier. I'm a big Viognier fan - it's been my laptop startup password for years! Silky and rich in the mouth with ripe but ever so lightly restrained brambly berries, plums, and cherries - leading to a soft spicy silky and alluring finish that makes you thirsty for more! That softness at the finish is again the Viognier I reckon. Really well balanced wine of obvious superior quality. This is a dee-licious wine and really demonstrates how a little dash of Viognier can enhance a powerful grape like Shiraz. But then again, Yalumba are fast becoming the world's experts on Viognier! However it is the Shiraz which makes this wine a perfect choice for red meat dishes. A really nice wine.
Shiraz and Viognier a marriage made in heaven
Screw cap. 14% ABV. Bottled in Australia. Stylized horse on the label. Further investigation explains that the "Horse is a symbol of the past when they were the transport and tractor of Yalumba". This wine is vegan and vegetarian friendly.Grapes were grown with respect for the environment, and a lot of care has gone into the bottling and thought has also gone into the label design which incorporates a "peel off" label. Good start now onto the wine itself..... Opening the bottle released a sweet fruity aroma. The wine was mellifluous and damson coloured.There was a smell of fruit, sweetly spiced with pepper,sweet with blueberries, melon and pineapple. The wine, to me, was beautifully crafted. Softly sweet, mellow and rounded. Light and subtle in flavour, belying its deep colour in the glass. The addition of the Viognier grape seems to have gently melded with the shiraz grape and softened and sweetened the wine, which I greatly enjoyed.
wonderfully rich and luxurious
Well-designed bottle and opening and pouring it exposed a delightful vibrant cherry red wine. A sumptuous nose of garden-fresh black berries and spicy herbs Attractive, intense, concentrated, deep palate with brave and vibrant warm flavours of blackberries plums with subtle hints of vanilla and mint exciting the undertone of macchiato fruit with layers of velvety richness. Be careful! – you are likely to drink the whole bottle…..on your own….