Country: Australia Region: Barossa Valley
Vintage: 2018 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.
The Barossa experienced a long, cold, slightly drier winter through mid-2017. The weather warmed in spring and the vines set a healthy crop and good canopies. Typical summer warmth and minimal rainfall followed to ripen the grapes. Harvest progressed with great flavours producing spectacular wines.
Bright ruby in colour with crimson hues. A generous nose of pepper, blackberry, choc mocha and vanilla tones, opening further with hints of liquorice, and violets. The savoury palate shows blood plums and sweet spice leading onto soft tannins.