Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Shiraz 2015
95 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE & 94 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY YALUMBA'S ICONIC SIGNATURE
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- 95 POINT RATED HUON HOOKE
- 94 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY
- 5 RED STAR RATED WINERY JAMES HALLIDAY
- AUSTRALIA'S OLDEST FAMILY OWNED WINERY ESTABLISHED 1844
- ICONIC YALUMBA SIGNATURE CABERNET SHIRAZ AT AUSTRALIA'S BEST PRICE
This wine is medium to deep brick red in colour and opens with perfumed fruits, showing blue exotic florals, pomegranate and cranberry, with milk chocolate and liquorice depth. The palate is medium weighted with a fresh, tight acidity carrying through. Stylish, approachable and very drinkable. To enjoy this wine at its best we recommend decanting. Pair with beef fillet accompanied by beetroot and horseradish or pinto bean burgers with mushrooms and caramelised onions.
95 Points - Huon Hooke
"Deep red colour with a good purple tint and a mellow bouquet of earthy, nutty, faintly spicy Barossa character rather than varietal. It's full-bodied and very savoury, with abundant drying, earthy tannins and a rich, lingering finish and aftertaste. An interesting style, down-playing primary fruit and emphasising savouriness and tannin, but not oaky as they used to be. The tannins are mouthcoating and supple, ripe and classy. Good concentration and a very long carry. An impressive and delicious wine. (52% cabernet, 42% shiraz; about 20% new oak. Signatory is viticulturist Darrell Kruger)"
94 Points - James Halliday
"A seamless affair. Tobacco, blackcurrant, plum and malty oak sing in beautiful harmony, firm tannin singing from the same integrated songbook. Mint and dried herb notes make qualified contributions too. It doesn't have a lot of spunk, but it puts not a foot wrong."
It is with great pleasure we present our 46th vintage release of The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz – a superb 2015 vintage that honours Darrell Kruger. We raise a glass of this wine to celebrate Darrell’s years of service, commencing in 1975 working for Yalumba in the Barossa vineyards. Darrell lives by the old saying “if you enjoy what you do, you never work a day in your life,” and over the years Darrell rose to become Barossa Vineyard Manager, a position he still holds to this day.
The majority of the Cabernet Sauvignon components were sourced from five vineyards in the Barossa Valley, as well as one vineyard in Eden Valley. The diversity of our vineyard selection provides the rich lifted Cabernet Sauvignon aromatics and palate structure for which The Signature is renowned. The Shiraz components include plantings of varying vine age, the oldest being 1925. These blocks are of sandy loam, featuring yellow sand and ochre clay over red clay. The combination of these Barossa blocks provides
Consistent rainfall throughout winter was followed by a warmer and drier than average spring, reducing bunch and berry size, which has produced grapes of great aromatics and flavour. The long, mild summer had few heat spikes and cool nights, which helped retain acidity and pristine fruit flavours in our Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.
2015 produced some excellent aromatic and structured parcels of Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. All parcels of fruit were fermented separately using wild yeasts. The wild yeast contributed to the complexity of the wine, creating richness and fine textures. Various skin contact management on each individual batch, using both open top and static fermenters, allowed us to make a wine with excellent depth of colour, richness, texture and complexity.
Barossa, South Australia
|Grape Variety:||Shiraz Cabernet|
|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar for 10 years|
|Bottle Top:||Foil over cork|
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