Yalumba ‘The Signature’ Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia - South Australia
Review Date : 27-Jul-2011
‘The Signature' is Yalumba's finest red wine of the vintage, and since 1962 has carried the signatures of people who have made a significant contribution to Yalumba. The 2006 has Ralph Dunning, marketing manager and Kevin Renshaw, group commercial director as signatories. This is 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, mainly from Krondorf, Tanunda and the Barossa Valley floor, with 31% Shiraz mainly from the Eden Valley, fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 22 months in 42% new French, American and Hungarian oak hogsheads and barriques. Very dark, near impenetrable, black-ruby colour, this is very youthful in appearance. The wine has a very full, intense and brooding nose of fully-ripened blackberry fruits, blackcurrants and plums with spices and pepper, all interwoven, balanced and in proportion. Layers of cedar, exotic spices, black ink and oak unfold on bouquet. The palate is full-bodied and tightly bound, with intense and concentrated black fruits, spices, liquorice and cedary flavours, framed by very fine-grained, serious tannin extraction. The wine reveals all manner of layers of fruit, oak and spice nuances that fill the palate. The depth and latent power is clear, and the balance and completeness of the wine should see it develop and blossom over the next 12-15 years. Match with flavoursome lamb, beef and venison dishes. 19.0+/20 Jul 2011 RRP $55.00

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