jamie goode's wine blog: Three Yalumba whites

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Three Yalumba whites

Following on from the recent Pewsey Vale Riesling review, three more wines from Yalumba, whose offerings I usually like quite a bit.

Yalumba Y Series Sauvignon Blanc 2007 South Australia
Fresh, pure, bright nose with subtly green herbal fruit. The palate is crisp and tight with nettley, herby fruit and a rounded, fruity finish. Quite a stylish effort thatís modern and commercial, but not too in-yer-face. Only 11% alcohol. 86/100

Yalumba Y Series Riesling 2007 South Australia
This is fresh, bright and fruity, with a crisp limey edge to the generous, slightly herb-tinged fruit. Thereís a nice richness to the fruit here: it isnít as bone dry tasting as some Aussie Rieslings, but I donít think thereís much residual sugar Ė rather, the richness comes from some ripe fruit which adds a tropical edge to the limey zestiness. 87/100

Yalumba Y Series Unwooded Chardonnay 2007 South Australia
This is crisp and fresh, but with some nutty richness, too. But Iím not really sure about it. Thereís a bit of a minerally reductive note on the nose and the palate seems a little hollow, finishing with some bitterness. I guess itís OK, but I donít enjoy it all that much. 80/100

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