Yalumba `The Scribbler` Cabernet Shiraz 2008 (12 x 750mL), Barossa, SA .

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$179.88 per case
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The palate is silky and elegant, tasting of sweet blackcurrants and blueberries. The Shiraz is nicely layered within a tightly integrated and beautifully structured Cabernet Sauvignon palate.

SA - Barossa
South Australia

Expert Reviews

A compellingly luscious wine which offers an array of blackcurrant, blackberry and plum fruit on both bouquet and palate, with enough savoury tannins on the finish to tighten the structure to the degree needed; balanced oak. Drink: 2023 Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2011

Big, chunky Cabernet with a spicy oak influence and big berry mint fruit flavours underscored by the oak. Nice integraton of tannins. 5 Stars - Winestate Magazine (JUL-AUG/2011)

Give straight Shiraz the swerve for once and try on Australia's most under-rated blend! Scribbler is so precise, it tastes like a Cabernet and Shiraz at the same time. Well, duh... but no one else can pull this off for $20! The best bargain red in the country? Too right it is! Rating 93 - Tyson Stelzer, tysonstelzer.com (25/MAR/2011)

“Last year’s release was a huge hit in this book’s ‘best reds under $20 category’ (top place). It’s a newish wine to the Yalumba range, but it’s worth keeping an eye on. As a young wine it opens up quite charry and toasty so splash it round and give it some air if you’re going in early. It has lots of dusty, minty, aniseed fragrance over dark chocolate and mixed berries, and when it hits your mouth you’ll be greeted by a rugged and sandy, yet handsome, set of tannins. We’d call them rustic, hot vintage tannins, but they’re enjoyable nonetheless. It’s a bit of a rough diamond, but it is still a diamond.”Rating 91 & Four drops DRINK: 2011 - 2018 Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh, The Big Red Wine Book 2010/2011

Winery Tasting Notes


The Scribbler 2008 is dense crimson purple in colour.


The wine shows a very appealing nose, displaying excellent concentration of dark fruits, spices, liquorice and dark olives. Fresh aromas of violets and lavender are present.


The palate is silky and elegant, tasting of sweet blackcurrants and blueberries. The Shiraz is nicely layered within a tightly integrated and beautifully structured Cabernet Sauvignon palate.

Cellaring Potential

Ideal to drink now, but will certainly cellar well over the next 5-10 years.

Food Matching

Perfect with a game pie on a truffled parmesan and parsnip mash.

Wine Background

This Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz wine draws on the strong heritage and unmatched diversity found in Australia’s most celebrated wine region, the Barossa.

‘The Scribbler’ pays homage to one of Yalumba’s most renowned wines ‘The Signature’ Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz, made continuously since 1962. ‘The Scribbler’ re-enforces our dedication to this wine style and celebrates its provenance to Barossa.

SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Cabernet Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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