Thursday, 7 July 2016

Yalumba Samuel's Garden Roussanne 2015

Yalumba's famed 'story teller' Jane Ferrari tells me that their Roussanne was grafted onto Riesling and Pinot. She'd know I can assure you.

Honeysuckle, some tropical fruit and melons, a lick of lemon and what seems to be musk all get things moving. There's a fatness about it, really covering the width of the mouth. It's textural thanks to fermentation and seeing 10 months in old French oak. A dab of ginger before a dusting of fine spice to finish. Long to finish too.

At a recent dinner this was matched with pickled beetroot and goat's cheese - a dish I wouldn't have considered but it was my food and wine match of the night.

Drink now to five years.

91/100 - Very good.

Region: Eden Valley
RRP: $24
Source: Sample

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