Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 304,846 strong:

Register Today!

Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz 2011 Wine Review

Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz 2011

Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz 2011

Barossa Valley, Australia

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 5

  Add My Review

Price: $23.95

Drink: 2013-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Yalumba

Agent: Breakthru Beverage Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

A generous, full-bodied, supple red with attractive aromas of black plum, blackberries and black raspberries. Incredible concentration and depth. Great for dinner parties. Shiraz from the Barossa Valley shines, and here is a prime example. Seductive notes of cedar smoke on the finish. With 160 years of Barossa heritage, Yalumba shows exactly what Barossa terroir is capable of. The winery creates this wine from a "patchwork quilt" of soils, aspects, microclimates and cultures, thus the name.

Shiraz food pairings: steak, lamb, pork, cheese, chicken.

Plush Pork Wine

This Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz 2011 was reviewed on September 27, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2014  2013  2010  2008  2006 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

  • 596049
  • $16.72 
  • Check Stock

Reviews and Ratings

Irina Omari rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

This is a very good shiraz, and when you buy a shiraz from Barossa valley, you do expect it to be good. This one truly delivers. The grapes are selected from different vineyards specifically to include the grapes from cooler and warmer areas, so the wine is complex. You get a great dark plums with nice berry flavours, some smokiness and the long finish.
Yalumba is synonymous with Australia wine, particularly Shiraz. The winery has selected specific parts of its cool-climate vineyard in the Eden Valley for this "patchwork" blend of Shiraz. It marries these with some warm plots in the Barossa Valley to create a remarkable wine in the tough 2011 vintage. - Community Wine Reviews

2 Members would buy this wine again

If you liked the Yalumba Barossa Patchwork Shiraz 2011, you might also like these wines:




Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Domain Mega Spileo Red Wine
Cabernet Sauvignon 2012,
Achaia P.G.I. ...

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean offers North America's most popular online wine and food pairing classes. She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, both selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year.

Join 304,846 thirsty wine lovers who get access to all of her wine reviews by becoming a member of her site. Take a free online pairing class with her here.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a feisty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  




Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award