Simple Guide to Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2010


Great is the fortune of the one who possesses a good bottle of red, a good book and a good friend. There is nothing more delightful than drinking a full-bodied, delicate and outright velvety red wine that has stood the test of time. You certainly agree with me, don’t you. Red wine is the elixir of life, the matrix of art and the teacher of romance. Simple, yet complex.

From the ocean of different wine brands we’ve been introduced to over the centuries, not many of these wine names has succeeded to become a synonym of unmatched quality, reputation and subtle sophistication. Even though Australia ranks as one of world’s top wine regions, only few wine brands have remained in the game. The one name that stands out and the first one that comes to my mind when I think of luxuriously exquisite red wine is Yalumba.

Yalumba vineyard is one of wine industry’s greatest leaders in environmental stewardship. This is Australia’s oldest family-owned winery founded in 1849, world-known for its organically grown grapes which yield only the finest quality bottles of organic wine. Located in the Barossa Valley (South Australia), Yalumba was founded by Samuel Smith, a British brewer. Today this Australian brand is known for winemaking which blends history with modern reasoning. Increasing biodiversity, reducing carbon emissions and exploring the organic is what ensured Yalumba winery a special place in the history of wine.

One of the gems from Yalumba dynasty is Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2010. The truth is, each time I have a glass or two оf this spectacular wine, it feels like the whole world stops. Every sip of Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2010 is a moment of pure magic and heavenly delight. What makes this bottle of red a special edition of Yalumba winery’s portfolio?

Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2010 represents a blend of unique wine-making practice, 100% natural fermentation and no oak aging. Maybe this 750ml bottle of red costs 20% more than other 750ml bottles of red wine, but if you look for superior quality and elegance, this is the right wine for you.

When poured in a glass, the Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2010 features a ruby red colour. Before even taking a sip, you can smell the 14.5% of alcohol. The wine itself features authentic notes of acidity, blueberry, plums and black pepper spice. Yalumba Organic Shiraz 2010 is fruit driven and it is powerful enough to retain the decent balance of one-of-a-kind flavour.