Yalumba Single Site Lyndoch Shiraz 2005
"Finally, the last red presented at a recent Eastís Rugby Club dinner in Sydney (the team Yalumba has faithfully sponsored for yonks) was 2005 Single Sites Shiraz from a vineyard at Lyndoch. Delivering blockbusting flavours that epitomise the greatness of Barossa shiraz, this wine would hold its own in any company."
John Fordham, The Sunday Telegraph (Aus), 1 August 2010
95 points - "Very bright colour; a strong showing of abundant black fruits, with red fruit in support; plenty of oak, but the fruit swallows it with ease; the palate is generous and rich, yet lively and fine; great fruit definition being the key to this well-crafted wine." Click here to download presenter.
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2010
95 points - "The Fromm vineyard is in Lyndoch sub-region at the southern end of the Barossa Valley. It doesn't have the darkest colour but it does not lack power. It's both juicy and sturdy at once. It was matured in French and Hungarian oak and the oak flavours are obvious, but positive. This will mature gloriously. Coffee beans, boysenberries, dried berbs, raspberries, hay and black coal. It has length, flesh and muscle. Should be wonderful in ten years."
Campbell Mattinson, www.thewinefront.com.au (Aus), 15 April 2009
91 points - "The 2005 Fromm Vineyard Shiraz comes from the Lyndoch region of Barossa and vines planted in 1935 on their own roots. It spent 20 months in 60% new French oak hogsheads and the balance in seasoned Hungarian oak. The attractive bouquet offers aromas of smoked meat, pencil lead, game, mineral, and blueberry. Layered and dense on the palate, it has plenty of spicy, savory black fruits, good integration of oak, tannin, and acidity, and a 40-second finish. It will continue to round out with a few more years in the bottle and drink well through 2020."
Jay Miller, The Wine Advocate (USA) #181, February 2009
5 stars - "This hand picked single site shiraz from Yalumba is something special. The Fromm Vineyard in Lyndoch is in the warmer flat part of the Barossa so the fruit is ripe and rich. There's a density about the flavours, lots of stewed fruits with plums and dark chocolate too. Some savoury aniseed and cedar adds more depth, this is a true Barossa classic to lie down for a while yet."
Fergus McGhie, The Canberra Times (Aus), 24 September 2008
"From 1935 vines, this is intense with blackberry and leather notes. Layered and balanced." Rating 94/100
Ken Gargett, QWeekend Magazine, The Courier-Mail (Aus), 15 June 2008