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2001 Yalumba The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$150. 00
$1800.00 Dozen
Cellar: 3 - 4 Years (2010-2011)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

The blend is composed of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon and 26% Shiraz. The wine has been matured for 20 months in French oak of which 50% is new. This is a limited release with only 546 dozen being produced. Very deep crimson colour with deep crimson hue – the colour is holding up well. On the nose, top note of vanilla, cedar, blackcurrant and chocolate – delivering ripe fruit aroma. Excellent balance, with flavours of spice, cedar, blackcurrant and cassis. Aftertaste of cedar, vanilla, spice and liquorice allsorts.
Cellar 3-4 years (2010-2011)
Alc/Vol: 14.5%

Other Reviews….
The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz The Reserve (a blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon and 26% Shiraz aged 20 months in 70% new French hogsheads and 30% in neutral French wood) boasts superb intensity, richness, body, and power. Smoky, truffle-like aromas intermixed with blackberries, cassis, burning embers, charcoal, and licorice soar from the glass of this opaque purple-colored, full-throttle, meaty, super-rich and concentrated wine. Superbly well-balanced, it is a candidate for 20-30 years of aging.
96 points
Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate