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Yalumba Organic Viognier 2015 Wine Review

Yalumba Organic Viognier 2015

Yalumba Organic Viognier 2015

South Australia, Australia

Community Score:87/100

Community Reviews: 12

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2016-2020

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Organic wine


Winery: Yalumba

Agent: Breakthru Beverage Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Lovely spice and honeydew on the nose of this benchmark Australian Viognier. Perfect for mild to medium curries.

Viognier food pairings: Moroccan couscous; grilled pork chops with mango chutney.

Outstanding Organic Wine

This Yalumba Organic Viognier 2015 was reviewed on April 30, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2017  2012  2011 

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Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Beautiful fresh apricot and lemon nose on this organic Viognier from South Australia. Luscious bright apricot palate with slight floral touches, with a satiny medium-bodied mouthfeel. Long citrus-apricot finish
Greg Hughes rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Even in perfectly suitable climates, this grape can be a massive headache to winemakers. The grape can slide into overripe frumpiness on the vine. Good Viognier should have structure, but not be so lean and unripe that it is robbed of it's broad repertoir of ripe flavours.
Pale lemon in colour. There was some early dissolved CO2, probably due to super anaerobic fermenting to preserve fresh fruit and aromatics.
The nose has lots of apple blossom, candied orange, melon, and honey.
The palare is really generous and would have broad appeal with dinner guests. More melon, peach, honey, and lime. It hides its high alcohol well.
Sadly, in spite of this varietal's coolness, it rarely rewards cellaring. The flavours must be kept vibrant, fresh, and youthful. This example may see some enjoyment in a year or two, but no longer. Viognier's beauty is fleeting, so just enjoy it, while it is here now.
David Skinner rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Light gold and clean. Apricot, ginger, and white flowers on the nose. More apricot with honey notes to taste. Medium acidity gives the fruit a higher profile. The finish is medium long and driven by stone fruit.

I'm leaning towards some Asian-inspired dishes. How about ginger chicken egg rolls and plum sauce?
Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Sweet peach, orchard fruit, and floral blossoms. This certified organic wine from the South of Australia would be terrific with roasted chicken or grilled pickeral with a mango compote. Tasted April 2016. 88 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Very floral and herbal aroma of jasmine and tarragon with a touch of pear. Flavours of pear, honeydew melon, and thai basil. Oily viscosity.

Pair with thai spicy basil shrimp.
Jacky Blisson rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Pale gold in colour. Heady aromas of macerated apricot, honey and floral notes. The palate is a shade less inviting than the nose; with somewhat disjointed acidity. The fruit is bright and bold however, with those lovely apricot and floral notes linger through to the finish.
Olivier de Maisonneuve rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Weirdly, i was thinking that it smells organic. A mix of dried apricots,clay, and thick woolen sweater with snowflake patterns. It is fruity but not sweet,which i enjoy.Nice forward acidity,and a nice hint of bitterness paired with a somewhat long finish,makes it food friendly, especially with fruit sauces, or soft cheeses
Anders rated this wine as 86/100
Kimberly Inksater - Sommelier rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Overly ripe apricots, mineral, and slight anise aromas. Spice and peach flavours but not quite enough acidity fo balance the rich flavours. A certified organic wine, I've enjoyed earlier vintages more than this one. Still, I'd recommend Yalumba Viognier with roast chicken and fragrant pork dishes.
WINEMAKING/VITICULTURE
Located on the Murray River at Loxton, the Barich family property features a beautiful organic vineyard that produces wonderful Viognier. Since the 2011 vintage these grapes have been complemented by the Basham family’s vineyard in Barmera. Meticulous hand detailed work in both vineyards ensures the grapes are in perfect condition when they are picked.
This wine is made with organic winemaking techniques with very little intervention from the winemaker.
VINTAGE CONDITIONS
A cool spring and cooler than average start to summer was followed by a return to warmer conditions at the end of January. This warm weather continued into February and accelerated the ripening of the Viognier fruit.
WINEMAKER’S COMMENTS
This wine is pale lemon with green hues, with a mix of pretty aromas of white flowers, ginger and jasmine with hints of apricot. The palate is creamy, rich and long with flavours including fresh apricot nectar and almond meal, leading into a succulent mid palate with bright stone fruit flavours and Asian five spice on the finish.
Vegan and vegetarian friendly.

Source: Winery (Yalumba)

1 Member would buy this wine again

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