Yalumba `The Reserve` Cabernet Shiraz 2006 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049
$109.99 per Bottle
$659.94 per pack

Overview

This wine has a dark and intense aroma with hints of mint, blackberry and spicy cedary flavours. The palate is full, rich and concentrated with a firm core of red berry currants and layers of blackcurrant paste and boysenberry.

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

Expert Reviews

"A surprisingly youthful rendition of one of the Barossa’s long-lived flagships, confidently led by Eden Valley cabernet (56%), backed by equal measures of Barossa Valley cabernet and shiraz. Beautifully defined black fruits are propelled by dark chocolate oak (47% new French, Hungarian and American) and magnificent tannin structure, promising decades of potential. Drink to 2036."96 points - Tyson Stelzer, James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2015, 1 August 2014

"Mature Barossa cabernet shiraz. Rich plum, cassis and smoky, meaty notes meet the nose. Oak folds completely into sumptuous fruit; velvety texture and fine, dissolved tannins carry a super-long finish. (Cork; 13.5 per cent alcohol.) Ageing? Drink over five years-plus. Food ideas Roast rib of beef."95 points -

Ralph Kyte-Powell, The Age, 24 June 2014

"Deep red colour with a slight purple tinge. The aromas are of dark cherry and raspberry, with a tinge of herbs and mercifully it's not overtly oaky. The wine is very full-bodied and robust, with tannin aplenty and considerable complexity. It has a touch of elegance and very good length. The wine is full-bodied and forceful with a lot of power. The veritable iron fist in the velvet glove. Rich and dense. Long-term cellaring indicated. An outstanding wine."95 points -

Huon Hooke, www.huonhooke.com, 14 August 2014

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

This wine has a dark and intense aroma with hints of mint, blackberry and spicy cedary flavours.

Palate

The palate is full, rich and concentrated with a firm core of red berry currants and layers of blackcurrant paste and boysenberry.

Cellaring

Needs time in the cellar, 10+ years.

Food Matching

Matured hard cheeses

Vintage
2006
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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