Yalumba ‘The Signature’ Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz 2013

Blended Red from Australia - South Australia
Review Date : 15-Aug-2017
Full, dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour. The nose is moderately concentrated, but showing real depth of ripe blackberries, blackcurrants, plums and liquorice with gorgeous spice notes and hints of eucalyptus. The nose is harmonious and quite complete in presentation, unfolding sweet and cedary oak layers. This has a youthful robustness. On palate, this is rich, luscious and openly accessible, unfolding layers of blackberry fruit with black liquorice and plums and subtle cassis notes. The fruit grows in layers and expression and is matched by plenty of tannin extraction. This has a grainy robustness and vigour, with mouthfilling flavours and excellent length. This will become more integrated over the next 10-12 years. 52% Cabernet Sauvignon from 5 sites in the Barossa Valley and 48% Shiraz mainly from Nuriootpa, Barossa Valley, fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 20 months on 37% new French, Hungarian and American oak. 19.0-/20 Aug 2017 RRP $55.00 The 55th release of ‘The Signature’, with Andrew Murphy as the signatory. Aged 20 months in 37% new French, Hungarian and American oak barriques and hogsheads. Very dark, deep, black-hued red colour. The nose is a rich and ripe, luscious amalgam of blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, unfolding spices, plums and liquorice from the core. The palate is rich and near decadent with sweetly ripe black fruits, a little earth and spice with sweet oak. The flavours are packed and concentrated forming a dense, near robust core with fine, grainy tannin structure and grip providing presence and suggestions of robustness. In the end, elegance prevails and the wine carries to a very long and sustained finish. 18.5+/20 Jul 2017 RRP $55.00

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