2017 Yalumba ‘Samuel’s Collection’ Barossa Shiraz

Everyone would know, or heard of, Albert Einstein’s famous equation E = mc Well, here’s an equation that would mean a lot more, and is much easier to understand, to many Australian wine drinkers.  Yalumba + Barossa + shiraz = quality drinking.

When you realise the Barossa Valley was founded around 1837, the first shiraz vines planted in the Barossa in 1847 and Yalumba was founded around 1849, there is plenty of history, pedigree and reputation going into quality wines like this, and it does not disappoint.

From top to tail, it is all about the fruit with this wine, but the deep, dark colour is where it all starts.  Dark fruits dominate the nose, absolutely no doubt about that, and it smells delicious!

The palate is the place where the fruit really shines.  Blackberries and black cherries are the stars, blueberries are in support and a hint of licorice shows its hand.  The tannins are soft and smooth, almost reluctant to make an appearance for no other reason than to allow this wine to be what I think it was made to be.  A delicate, very well made, approachable style of Barossa shiraz.

Yalumba Samuel’s Collection Wines

Region: Barossa Valley, SA     Price: $28     Source: A generous friend



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