To coincide with a new set of graphically superior labels, Yalumba has seemingly increased the standard throughout the Y-Series range. The 2010 Pinot Grigio could be the pick of the range right now, with a steady flow of positive reviews coming in from the likes of Wine Will Eat Itself, Good Drop and Winsor's Choice.
There's a typically restrained yet well defined fragrance of oily pear skins within Yalumba's 2010 Grigio, backed by a touch of tropical fruit resembling paw paw. Its nose is pleasingly expressive for the style and truly belies its price tag, while the palate comes forth with flavour in an ultimately clean, disciplined and rather soft manner, making it all so easy to drink. Squeaky clean flavours of white pear cider and lemon tinged grapes adorn the movement, before the wine reveals some unexpected class in a finish that emerges with a minor nutty accent fizzed up by a finely honed in, minutely phenolic yet convincingly soft and refreshing acidity.
ü+ Clean and simple; yet brilliant value, to the point where it could embarrass some makers of Australian gris/grigio. If Yalumba can mass produce $10 grigio like this, then why are there so many examples out there for 2, or even 3 times as much, that aren't as good? It's obviously another big tick towards what's going on down at Angaston. Drink now.