The Scribbler pays homage to one of Yalumba’s most renowned wines The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz, made continuously since 1962. The Scribbler reinforces our dedication to this wine style and celebrates its heritage.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
"The younger sibling to Yalumba's deservedly prestigious 'The Signature' Cabernet Shiraz keeps turning out the goods for twenty bucks or less. 57% Cabernet, 43% Shiraz, and the dominant grape does a lot of the good work. Blackcurrants, plums and raspberry coulis take centre stage with suggestions of leaf, kalamata olives, pouch tobacco, nutmeg and other brown spices. It smells a touch sweet but that's less apparent on the palate. Energetic and shapely through its line with a good amount of savoury long strand tannin cleaning up at the end. Just over medium bodied. You could argue that it's a bit too polished but, hey, it's still a highly enjoyable wine and the price is right. Quite approachable right now but a few more years won't do it any harm."
92 points - Jeremy Pringle, Wine Will Eat Itself (winewilleatitself.com), 15 November 2012
"Really enjoying the Yalumba 2010 The Scribbler Cabernet Shiraz blend. Full flavoured but nicely balanced."
Winsor Dobbin, via Twitter, 14 November 2012
Winery Tasting Notes
Yalumba The Scribbler 2010 opens with a lift of raspberries, sweet spices and licorice followed by the fresh aromatics of herbs and crushed plums.
This is a beautifully polished wine of medium to full body. The Cabernet Sauvignon structure defines the palate with the Shiraz cascading generously through the middle.
Pairing the distinct fruit and firm tannins of Cabernet, with the plush, rich, suppleness of Shiraz results in a harmonious partnership; the Great Australian Red. The 2010 Scribbler is warm, inviting, rich and always approachable.