Yalumba Wyndy’s Last Stand Shiraz 2020

Yalumba are super blessed with access to oceans of great fruit. This one recall’s Wyndham Hill-Smith’s time in the 1930s, representing state and national cricket teams, including an Australian XI that boasted legendary players Don Bradman, Vic Richardson and Stan McCabe.  9 months French, Hungarian and American oak maturation. Winemaker is Mark van Halderen.

Yalumba, Wyndy’s Last Stand, Shiraz, Barossa, 2020

YalumbaWyndysLastStand-Shiraz

Spiced and fruity. Blackberry and blood plum with clove, coffee grounds, rope licorice and creamier mocha/vanilla oak influence. Mid to full weight with slick, shiny mid palate and a bright swathe of dark red/black fruits. Subtle, raspy tannin with lingering bitter coffee and mocha. No doubting the dependability from the house, the quality of fruit and the clean winemaking, just missing a little x-factor for higher points.

RRP: $23
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 17.25/20 (89/100)

Wine sample courtesy of Yalumba

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