Beginning with the 1962 vintage, The Signature wines of Yalumba have saluted the very best of the vintage. They also have acknowledged the skills and dedicated service of people who have enhanced the traditions and culture of Yalumba. The Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz blend is a distinctively Australian style, and The Signature has set the benchmark for this iconic style, drawing heavily on Yalumba's great Barossa resource of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz vineyards. Deep and intense, the wine displays full palate weight with powerful fruit and soft American oak which was hand-coopered at Yalumba - a wine made for longevity, very much The Signature style.
Vegan and vegetarian friendly
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
"All Barossa. 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 months in 35% new French oak, with some matured in Hungarian and American too. Another top notch release. Shows the strengths of the vintage. Polished sawdusty oak, mint, blackcurrant, boysenberry. Juicy and firm. The 2009 is like 1999, the 2010 is like 2004. Aromas of dried tobacco. As with the 2009, there's an elegance to this. Powerful yet beautifully balanced and fresh. Drink: 2018 - 2028."Rating 95 - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, 1 September 2013
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Yalumba The Signature (Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz) has a slightly muted nose giving notes of macerated plums, blackberry preserves and menthol with suggestions of cloves, anise and nutmeg. There's some complementary oak apparent on the full-bodied, generously-fruited palate that has a solid structure of medium to firm grainy tannins and crisp acid. It finishes with a good length. Approachable now, it should drink best 2014 to 2024+."93+ points - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate #205 (USA), February 2013
Winery Tasting Notes
A seductively aromatic wine, this is one of the very best Signatures. Opening with very cool, bright and almost fresh menthol aromas that merge with red currant fruits, tobacco leafy notes and cedary spices all supported with fine violet and cherry florals.
With classic Signature structure showing brightness of fruit that compliments the mid palate richness and texture, a perfectly balanced wine with acidity and fine mouth coating tannins. Long and persistent, the wine combines concentration, elegance and fruit purity.
Savour with a trio of French cheeses like Cantal, Saint Agur and Pont l’Eveque.
A wine with great cellaring potential of 15++ years.
Medals & Trophies
3 Trophies, 6 Gold, 7 Silver
BAROSSA 2012 (14 Dry Red blends, Shz/Cab or Cab/Shz, 2011 & older)
The Vintners Bar & Grill Trophy for Best Dry Red, Shiraz & Cabernet Sauvignon Blends, Class 14
The Rod Schubert Trophy for Most Outstanding Barossa Red Table Wine, Premium Classes
The Phil Hoffmann Wine Business Traveller Trophy for Most Outstanding Barossa Table Wine, Premium Classes.