Yalumba `The Signature` Cabernet Shiraz 2012 (1x 3L Double Magnum) SA.

Beginning with the 1962 vintage, The Signature wines of Yalumba have saluted the very best of the vintage. They also have acknowledged the skills and dedicated service of people who have enhanced the traditions and culture of Yalumba.

With an almost perfect growing season in 2012, the Barossa region has again produced some excellent aromatic and structured parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon, just perfect for The Signature. All parcels of fruit were fermented separately in either eight-tonne open fermenters or six-tonne static potter fermenters using wild yeasts. These ferments have helped contribute individual complexities to the wine, creating richness and fine textures.

Overview

Beginning with the 1962 vintage, The Signature wines of Yalumba have saluted the very best of the vintage. They also have acknowledged the skills and dedicated service of people who have enhanced the traditions and culture of Yalumba.

With an almost perfect growing season in 2012, the Barossa region has again produced some excellent aromatic and structured parcels of Cabernet Sauvignon, just perfect for The Signature. All parcels of fruit were fermented separately in either eight-tonne open fermenters or six-tonne static potter fermenters using wild yeasts. These ferments have helped contribute individual complexities to the wine, creating richness and fine textures.

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

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.

Rated 96 by James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion. (Mar/2014)

Winery Tasting Notes

Almost blood red, this is a Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz in motion, changing and shifting from red scents of currants and cranberries to the black fruits of plum compote and black cherries, before a touch of cedar, leafy herbs and powdery black spices freshen the finish. The wine has a coolness that belies its power. The expression is as restrained as it is muscular. Richly layered, the fruit completes the structure. Underneath there’s an umami earthiness, like scents of camping in the woods. Impeccably balanced. Savour with a rosemary pepper beef rib roast with porcini jus.

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