Top Picks: Yalumba Organic Shiraz


We recently held a family do and were tasked with picking the wines from fizzes, whites and reds and decided to go for this little beauty. Waitrose were having an offer at the time and it only seemed right to try something new. We were massively impressed by this one and it was a hit all round.

The Vineyard was founded by an English Brewer, Samuel Smith back in 1849 after he purchased a 30 acre plot near the southern eastern boundary of Angaston in the Barossa valley. He named it “Yalumba” after the Aboriginal word meaning “land all around” and it’s now the oldest family owned winery in Australia. This was their first organically produced wine which has a smooth and spicy flavour coupled with a fantastic peppery finish.

In particular, one night we had an extensive cheeseboard (and I mean extensive!), to which everybody had contributed and the wine seemed to flow and flow extensively well with a number of cheeses such as blues (stilton, gorgonzola), cheddar (Goldminster Purple Heart) and goats cheeses. I’d love to unleash this in accompaniment to a good charcuterie! All in all great wine and it’s organic!

In a nutshell

  • Colour: Dark red

  • Grapes: ShirazStyle:

  • Full-bodied

  • Closure: Screw Top

  • Flavours: Spice, Oak, Blackberry, Pepper

  • Great with: Seafood, Beef, Cheeseboard, Charcuterie

  • Special: Vegetarian, Organic, Vegan.

  • Country: Australia

Currently available exclusively at Waitrose:

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