Yalumba Y Series Sangiovese Rosť 2011
90 points - "While dry, has more mouthfeel and fruit weight than many of its peers; cherry and berry flavours are neatly balanced by acidity, the profile assisted by the moderate alcohol. Drink now. Five stars."
James Halliday, James Halliday's Wine Companion Magazine, February/March 2013
"At a recent roseī tasting at Soju Girl in the city, rosť took centre stage. It was the second year of the Rosť Revolution, a marketing drive to promote rosť, with an emphasis on dry styles.
In all, there were about 50 rosťs for tasting. The night was warm and a cool glass of rosť seemed to be the best way to finish off the day.
Surprisingly, many of the rosťs on offer were not very dry, and some were obviously sweet. The sweeter wines were still good on the whole, but it would be nice to see more winemakers make drier styles. Sangiovese seemed to be one of the varieties capable of making good dry rosť styles. There were excellent examples from Pizzini, Dal Zotto and Mitolo, all made from sangiovese and all dry.
In the same week, I tried Yalumbaís Y Series Sangiovese Rosť. Itís a great example of a simple, easily quaffed, drier style of rosť. Juicy red berry fruits, cherry and red currant spring to mind, with a crisp dry finish to leave you wanting more. Had this wine been in the line-up at Soju Girl, Iím sure it would have surprised many there. Itís a great example of everything thatís good in a dry rosť."
Fergus McGhie, The Canberra Times, 24 November 2012
90 points - "While dry, has more mouthfeel and fruit weight than many of its peers; cherry and berry flavours are neatly balanced by acidity, the profile assisted by the moderate alcohol."
James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013, 17 July 2012
"A vital, straightforward bottle from one of Australia's outperformers. With grapes soaked for a full 12 hours, it has hearty color but a light step: Bing cherry and a fresh tomato-leaf character." Read more.
Jon Bonnť, San Francisco Chronicle (USA), 27 May 2012
"Somehow, this Australian wine tastes of mangos and lemons, and is just 11 1/2 percent alcohol. As close to a perfect New World rose as you're going to find. Highly recommended, and a candidate for the 2013 $10 Hall of Fame." Read more.
www.winecurmudgeon.com, 24 May 2012
IN THE PINK - "ITíS heading to the paler end of the rose spectrum but in no way let this be confused with lacking character. No way. Here itís about crunchy red berries and a bit of cold watermelon-like freshness, with a touch of Middle Eastern spice. All in all a lovely, easy splash-it around pleasure."
Tony Love, The Advertiser (Aus), 7 March 2012
91 points - "Sangiovese makes for tangy, fresh rosť with a fragrant bouquet and textural palate, and it doesn't come any finer than this..It's alive with raspberries, strawberreis, pink grapefruit, fresh lemon juice, watermelon and cool season crunch."
Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Edition #54, 10 February 2012
"I checked this wine with my kids first and they both saw strawberries and they were bang on in the red berry department, raspberries too, cherry pip flavours and what my wife described as ripe watermelon, (yes the whole family helped with this tasting note), why not put them to good use I say? Wife continued to opine that it was like cranberry juice with lemon and I found the added sweetness a bit too much but it was fine by her. Itís ends completely dry and mouthwatering and for $15 is clearly a big tick for Yalumba."
Patrick Haddock, thewiningpom.com.au, 26 January 2012
86 points - "With a very pale cherry pink color, the 2011 Sangiovese Rose Y Series has a delicate nose of wild strawberries and red cherries with a hint of thyme. Dry, light-bodied and crisp, with decent concentration, it has a medium-long finish. Drinking now, it should remain fresh through 2013."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate (USA) #198, December 2011