Yalumba `The Reserve` Cabernet Shiraz 2004 (6 x 750mL) Barossa

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Overview

The Reserve represents the finest twenty barrels of red wine from the cellars of Yalumba and is made only in exceptional vintages.

Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz from South Australia's Barossa region were blended to create an extraordinarily intense wine of great richness and harmony with a structure that will reward patient cellaring. Aged in barrels, seasoned and coopered at Yalumba, the wine is rich in chocolate and mocha flavours.

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

Expert Reviews

This wine still has a fair way to go; essency and concentrated black fruits are complemented by a fairly substantial amount of cedary oak; the wine is gloriously complex and multi layered, and despite its raw power, shows great restraint; it needs time to fully come together, an issue that is dependent on the cork doing its job. Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz.Rating 94 - Ben Edwards, James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion 2012

This blend of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz is a selection of the 20 best barrels of '04 reds in Yalumba's cellars, half of it aged in new French barriques and American oak hogsheads, the balance in older French oak. It's ripe and powerful, packed with blackberry flavors and tough, full-on tannins. Heady and meaty, this needs a few more years in bottle to settle down. For thick-cut lamb chops. Rating 90 - Joshua Greene, Wine & Spirits (February/2011)

Smooth, polished and precisely measured, this cigarboxy red reveals an earthy floral bouquet with alluring sweet black and red fruits tightly knit with smoky, chocolate and cedary oak. Dripping with fruit, with juicy flavours of dark plums and blackberries that reveal a slightly cooked raisiny and pruney aspect, it’s long and fine-grained. I much prefer the very stylish Signature of the same vintage."Rating 92 - Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2011

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

A dense red colour in the glass.

Aroma

The wine has the aromas of ripe, dark plums, sweet chocolate, red fruits and spices.

Palate

The palate has a concentration of flavour being full and rich, stylish yet powerful. Plums, red fruits, liquorice and spices fill the palate. This is a big structured wine, with layers of textured tannins.

Cellaring Potential

This Reserve wine will be at its best 8-12 years from vintage.

Winemaking Note

All parcels of fruit were fermented separately in either 8 tonne open fermenters or 6 tonne static potter fermenters. Indigenous or 'wild' yeasts, naturally present on the grape skins were allowed to initiate the fermentation. Cultured winery yeasts were then added to complete the final fermentation process. These 'wild' ferments have helped contribute to the individual

complexities of the wine, creating richness and fine textures.

The Wine was matured for 23 months,new French oak barriques (28%), new American oak Hogsheads (24%), balance in one & two year old French oak Hogsheads.

Vintage
2004
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
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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