2013 Yalumba Eden Valley Roussanne

2013 Yalumba Eden Valley Roussanne

95 Points James Halliday
2013 Yalumba Eden Valley Roussanne
95 Points James Halliday

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Serious wine, Roussanne is a wildly underrated Rhone variety and the masters at Yalumba show us why. With floral stonefruit backed with proper concentration, complexity and mineral acidity, this wine also has a kind of herbal theme that meshes beautifully not only with antipasti but more savoury foods. With cellaring potential to boot, for $20 odd this is hot stuff for those who like the finer things. Rare in retail, jump in.

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$23.99 a bottle




Its Origins

Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston, Barossa Valley, seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" – aboriginal for "all the land around". Five generations and 160 years later Yalumba, Australia's oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature, and since 1989 the company has been run by Robert and Sam Hill Smith. Yalumba owns over 1000 acres of vineyards, as well as buying in grapes from selected growers, some of whom have been working with Yalumba over 4 generations. The winery is modern and hi-tech and is one of the very few wine companies in the world to have its own cooperage!

What The Critics Say

95/100 James Halliday

"This only underlines the point: if Yalumba had dedicated itself to roussanne, not viognier, the results would have been momentous. For a first release from young vines, this hits the jackpot; it is vital with what the French call 'nervosity', the long palate with real drive ex citrus zest, the bouquet with blossom and (truly) biscotti aromas. Drink by 2023."

90/100 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer (2012 vintage)

"Bright straw. Subdued orchard and citrus fruit aromas are underscored by chalky minerality and a hint of ginger. Dry, nervy and precise, especially for the variety, with tangy lemon/lime and quinine flavors displaying a refreshingly bitter character. Finishes with very good energy and cut, leaving floral, spice and mineral notes behind. This is the inaugural release of this bottling from Yalumba, from vines planted in 2007. "

18-/20 Raymond Chan

"Straw-yellow with green hues, showing lovely fragrance on nose, with florals, steel and stonefruits, very bright, aromatic and lifted, fresh as can be. Dry and tightly bound on palate, with stonefruits and floral fruits, on a tight, concentrated core, subtly textured with line and tension, leading to an austere, long finish. This will keep. Indigenous yeast fermented to 13.5% and aged 11 months in barrel with batonnage. 18.0-/20 Jul 2014 RRP $26.99."

Stats & Food Matching

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    Eden Valley

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  • Maturity

    2015 - 2023

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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