Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Yalumba The Strapper 2012

Gee this is a reliable drop year after year.

A blend of 40% Grenache, 35% Shiraz and 25% Mataro all from the Barossa Valley, the fruit was separately fermented in oak and some stainless steel before aging for nine months in varying types of French and Hungarian oak.

The fruit punches well through here with an abundance of forest fruit flavours. Roasted and barbequed meat, black fruit and savory spice characters all add to a delightfully easy drinking drop. Some gentle pepperiness lingers on a fine and soft finish.

Well blended and the price is right. Simply, a solid wine which won't disappoint.

Who: Yalumba
What: Grenache, Shiraz, Mataro (13.5% alc)
Where: Barossa Valley
When: 2012
How: $20