Country: Australia Region: Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2013 Colour: Red Style: Dry
Yalumba has been making premium red wine under the Galway name since the 1940s. Galway was named in honour of L.T. Col. Sir Henry L. Galway, K.C.M.G., D.S.O, who was governor of South Australia from 1914 - 1920. He was a keen wine man with a good palate and a regular visitor to Yalumba in Angaston. The success of the early Galway reds became the base on which all Yalumba reds were developed. Today, Galway is still made to a traditional style with rich colour, distinctive spicy fruit and perfectly integrated oak.
Vintage 2013 in the Barossa could be summed up as a vintage without extremes. La Nina conditions moderated throughout 2012, leading to good soil moisture at the beginning of the growing season. Average temperatures through spring and early summer allowed the vines to flourish giving healthy balanced canopies and good fruit set. Mild conditions through January to March allowed the grapes to ripen in ideal conditions producing fruit with outstanding depth of flavour.
This Shiraz shows all the hallmarks of a traditional Barossa Red. It is deep in colour with crimson hues. There are aromas of mulberries, black forest cake and liquorice allsorts that speak of its varietal and regional origins. The palate is ripe and generous with flavours of mulberries, dark chocolate and hints of beetroot. It finishes with cocoa powder like tannins that give evenness and generosity to the wine.