Since the 1940s Yalumba has been producing premium red wine under the Galway name. Yalumba’s Galway Claret (as it was then known) was first produced in 1943 and named after a former governor of South Australia, Henry Galway, and unfortunately not the festival capital of Ireland. Governor Galway was a frequent visitor to Yalumba during his tenure in office and this wine was named in his honour. For many years the Galway Shiraz was one of the most sought after wines produced in Australia and has a long and enduring history of production over 65 years.
And the 2009 release offers both intense Shiraz flavours and complex American oak barrel characters. The grapes for the Galway Shiraz are sourced from Yalumba’s loyal grower base in the Barossa Valley. The wine is full of dark fruit, rich plum pudding and chocolate aniseed rings. This is a full-bodied wine, showing vibrant blackberry and dark chocolate; complemented by a lush, silky palate.