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Sunday 19 May 2013

Yalumba Y Series Merlot 2011

The Yalumba Y series range represent extraordinary value. It's fair to say the reds from 2011 struggled a little. Still, I found this example to speak of its variety.  

Opens with hints of plum, fruitcake and a touch of herb and tar. The palate lacks somewhat with spiky acidity an issue. There are hints of coffee and mocha, tannin a little stalky.

I was happily consuming this with a midweek dish of fresh pasta with a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce, the acid and tannin working well with the sauce. 85 - Average  

Tasted on: Wednesday 1st May, a Fruit Day
Source: Sample
Price: $14.95
Alcohol: 13.5%
Closure: Screwcap

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