This wine marks the 54th iteration of Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz – a superb 2012 vintage that honours fifth generation vigneron Robert Hill-Smith. Sourced from select vineyards scattered throughout the Barossa and Eden valleys, this blend is a tribute to the expertise and dedication of Yalumba's loyal collection of growers.
- SA - Eden Valley
- South Australia
Spent 20 months in high quality French, Hungarian and American oak barrels made in Yalumba's own onsite cooperage. This is one of the richest and most opulent vintages of The Signature in the 41 years since the first was made. While the blackcurrant and blackberry fruit flavours dominate the oak, the wine has a certain elegant juiciness that offers drinking at any stage over the next 20+ years, as the tannins are supple and fine, the overall balance perfect. James Halliday, Rating 96, 29th July 2014
Winery Tasting Notes
Almost blood red.
This is a Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz in motion, changing and shifting from red scents of currants and cranberrie to the black fruits of plum compote and black cherries, before a touch of cedar, leafy herbs and powdery black spices freshen the finish.
The wine has a coolness that belies its power. The expression is as restrained as it is muscular. Richly layered, the fruit completes the structure. Underneath there’s an umami earthiness, like scents of camping in the woods. Impeccably balanced. Savour with a rosemary pepper beef rib roast with porcini jus.