Yalumba `The Menzies` Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (6 x 750mL).

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Overview

"The Menzies" is classic Coonawarra, and is characterised by cassis and chocolate flavours across the nose and palate. Two years maturation in French Oak hogsheads has enhanced the soft and velvety tannin palate. This is a definitive premium Cabernet Sauvignon that will reward mid to long term cellaring.

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

Expert Reviews

"Yalumba has honed in on the detail of its Coonawarra vineyards, with every section of each vineyard treated differently according to soil type and depth. The result is the most precise wines ever produced by the estate. This is a Menzies that provides both crunch and concentration, structure and restraint, purity and profound persistence."

Rating 95 - Tyson Stelzer, Wine Taste Weekly, 25 November 2011

"Strong purple-crimson; a strikingly rich and opulent Coonawarra cabernet, with blackcurrant, cassis and plum in a full-throated oak, ripe tannins on the finish. Will absolutely outlive its cork in average Australian conditions."

Rating 94 - James Halliday, The Australian Wine Companion 2012

"Deep garnet colored with a hint of purple in the rim, the 2008 The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of black currant cordial and blackberry preserves with underlying hints of Provence herbs, menthol, soy, black olives, tree bark, cloves and pencil lead. Medium to full bodied and packed with muscular fruit, the flesh is well supported by firm grainy tannins and lively acid, finishing long. Drink this one now to 2019+."

Rating 91+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown, MW, eRobertParker.com #199 (USA), February 2012

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The colour displays deep red with crimson shades with a red crimson hue.

Aroma

The bouquet is powerful cool-climate Cabernet Sauvignon with notes of violet, briar, dark mocha couverture and a hint of dry leaf forest floor.

Palate

On the palate, The Menzies is rich and full bodied showing bright, ripe fruits of cassis and dark berries with savoury plums, with sea-spray notes evident which are typical of The Menzies vineyard. The mid palate is full of structure and finishes with lingering powdery tannins.

Cellaring Potential

The 2008 Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon is a pleasure to drink now though it has been made for the long haul and will cellar excellently.

Food Matching

Enjoy it with full flavoured red meat dishes such as Duck and Wild Mushroom paparadelle.

Medals & Trophies

Blue Gold, Sydney International Wine Competition 2012

Silver Medal, Hobart Wine Show - Silver, Class 54 2011

Vintage
2008
Region
SA - Coonawarra
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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Red 5 Star Winery -James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011

Family-owned and run by Robert Hill Smith, Yalumba has long had a commitment to quality and has shown great vision in its selection of vineyard sites, new varieties and brands. It has always been a serious player at the top end of full-bodied (and full-blooded) Australian reds, and was the pioneer in the use of screwcaps. While its estate vineyards are largely planted to mainstream varieties, it has taken marketing ownership of viognier. However, these days its own brands revolve around the Y Series and a number of stand-alone brands across the length and breadth of SA. Yalumba has been very successful in building its export base. Exports to all major markets.

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