Following Adam’s two week wine tasting tour with Wine Australia in November, we chose some of our favourite wines for this dinner.
Barossa in South Australia is one of Australia’s oldest and greatest wine regions .
We were hosted by Yalumba’s Chief Winemaker Louisa Rose who is one of Australia’s most experienced and talented winemakers. Her name is synonymous with Viognier in Australia. In 2014 ‘The Age’ named Lou Australia’s Best Winemaker. Yalumba is Australia’s oldest family-owned winery founded in 1849 and unusually has it’s own cooperage and nursery.
Jansz Tasmania Vintage Cuvée 2011
Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier
Yalumba The Virgilius Viognier
Yalumba The Scribbler Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz
Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz
Yalumba Patchwork Shiraz
Yalumba The Octavius Shiraz
Yalumba FSW8B Botrytis Viognier
Salt & pepper squid, chilli sauce
Pan-fried duck breast, baby vegetables , broccoli & wasabi purée
The Viogniers particularly shone through. The Eden Valley Viognier full of fresh ripe apricots with a lovely texture and finish.
The Virgilius was outstanding. Almost Burgundian with depth texture smokiness long finish and beautiful balance.
This will age well for 10 years.Scored 96 points in a recent Decanter review by Matthew Jukes.