Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2013
The colour of The Signature 2013 is almost impenetrable, this is a wine of aromatics and fineness with great depth of concentration. Showing dark red powdery currants and the leafy freshness of mint and cool spices, the aromatics are complex Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is all about Shiraz with dark plum, licorice and a potpourri of berry fruits, round, rich and complete with an ironstone depth of tannin, giving the support that will take this through the cellar for a very long time. Not to be opened for at least 5 years, but if you weaken, enjoy with a char-grilled rump steak with all the extras.
Awards and Accolades
TOP GOLD - Brisbane Wine Show
96 Points, James Halliday "Spent 20 months in high quality French, Hungarian and American oak barrels made in Yalumba's own onsite cooperage. This is one of the richest and most opulent vintages of The Signature in the 41 years since the first was made. While the blackcurrant and blackberry fruit flavours dominate the oak, the wine has a certain elegant juiciness that offers drinking at any stage over the next 20+ years, as the tannins are supple and fine, the overall balance perfect"
95 Points, Huon Hooke "Deep, youthful purple/red colour and a ripe cabernet, blackberry fruit aroma, the palate bright, vibrant and showing fresh acidity as well as ample soft tannins. An attractive, fresh, clean, well-made young cabernet blend in which the fruit does most of the talking. Very smart wine."
95 Points - Robert Parker 95 Points - James Suckling 91 Points - Decanter
From the Winery
"The wine has a coolness that belies its power. Richly layered, the fruit completes the structure. Underneath there's an umami earthiness, like scents of camping in the woods. Impeccably balanced."
Matured for 22 months in 25% new French hogsheads and barriques with the balance in older French, Hungarian and American hosheads. Vegan and Vegetarian friendly.
Launched in 1962, The Signature is a rich, complex and generous 100% Barossa Cabernet & Shiraz blend that is uniquely Australian – a contract between the world’s wine lovers and Yalumba’s winemakers, signed with the name of a true believer. The Signature is a celebration of wine and people – more than 50 vintages, 50 names and 50 stories – encapsulated in one historic Cabernet & Shiraz.
Don't Pay: $72.00
WBW Rating: 96/100
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Winemaker: Kevin Glastonbury
Drink now until: 2020
Alc/Vol: 14 %
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