Yalumba is the leading Viognier producer in Australia, and Virgilius is its flagship. Aromas of stone fruit and cashew are balanced by a minerally edge and a palate with superb depth and complexity.
This wine exudes refined power, ripe apricots fruits lead to complexity through the mid palate of spicy oak, minerals and grapefruits of a textural nature, leading a long, lingering finish. Vivino (11/2017).
Elegance is as much in favour as flavour, though so too is complexity. This is a fine wine, slender, flinty, spicy, kissed with wood smoke, carried by stone fruit. It darts in many different directions but ultimately it zeroes long through the finish.
95 points, Wine Companion.
Samuel Smith established Yalumba in 1849 and 165 years later descendant Robert Hill Smith now presides over Australia's oldest family owned wine company. Yalumba owns vineyards and sources fruit primarily in the Barossa and Coonawarra. Robert Hill-Smith manages to combine conservatism and tradition with up-to-date winemaking technology and thinking. Yalumba produces a considerable number of different wines across the price-point spectrum from a multitude of varieties, all with a focus on quality, varietal and regional expression. The strong winemaking team is headed up by Louisa Rose, a brilliantly intuitive winemaker whose white wines are some of the best in the country.