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2013 Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Shiraz

Barossa Valley

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Our Price: $59.99 / bottle (RRP: $65.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

'Deep, rich red colour with lots of purple, the bouquet blackberry and violets, smoky char and very shirazzy, with traces of herbs and mint.'
96 Points - Huon Hooke

  • 'It is with great pleasure we release our 55th iteration of Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz – a superb 2013 vintage that honours Andrew Murphy. We raise a glass of this wine to celebrate Murph’s years of service, commencing in the Cellar he rose to Cellar Manager, qualified as a Winemaker, was promoted to Operations Manager in 1992 and today is Director of Wine.'
    Yalumba Family Vignerons

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Dry and warm conditions during the 2013 growing season produced Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz crops with smaller bunches and berries full of concentrated flavour. All parcels of fruit were fermented separately in either eight-tonne open fermenters or six-tonne static potter fermenters using wild yeasts. These wild yeasts have helped contribute individual complexities to the wine, creating richness and fine textures.

    TASTING NOTES

    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.

  • REVIEWS

    'Deep, rich red colour with lots of purple, the bouquet blackberry and violets, smoky char and very shirazzy, with traces of herbs and mint. The palate is concentrated and dense, with lots of grip. Chocolate - and even some rum-and-raisin chocolate - on the palate. A very deep, powerful, long-term wine. Most impressive.'
    96 Points - Huon Hooke

    From a drought year that produced small bunches of dry grapes and wines with plenty of tannin. This is a big, structured and moderately closed wine with an heroic structure and very ripe fruit flavours. A little hard to read right now, but the wine deserves to be cellared for a few years before opening.
    96 Points - Bob Campbell




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