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2016 Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz

Barossa, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$59. 99 Bottle
$719.88 Dozen
Cellar: 8 - 10 Years (2029-2031)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork
A blend of 53% Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Barossa Shiraz matured for 21 months in 28% new French barriques, Hungarian and American hogsheads, the balance in older French, Hungarian and American barriques and hogsheads.
Dense midnight black in colour with a deep dark red black hue. Elevated aromas of ripe blackcurrant, liquorice and more subtle blackberry blossom from the glass and then morph into spicy vanillin cedar, earthy tobacco and delicate dried herb notes. The refined medium bodied palate shows elegance, poise and structure with ripe red to black currant and liquorice fruits displaying a restrained richness. Elements of vanillin cedar, earth, subtle spicy tobacco and dried herbs flow eloquently onto the back half. Tightly knit tannin structure with a long, generous yet sturdy finish.
Cellar 8-10 years.
Alc. 14.5%

Other Reviews…..
A very youthful vintage, this is taut and will age very well. Aromas of blackcurrants, tar, blackberries and baking spices lead to a palate that has such an intense, gently smoky thread with a succulent, juicy red-plum, berry and spice finish. Light espresso. Super long-aging Signature here. A blend of Barossa cabernet sauvignon and shiraz. Try from 2024.
96 points
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