Yalumba The Caley Cabernet & Shiraz 2013

Different fruit sources to the 2012, with 55% Coonawarra cabernet and 45% Barossa shiraz in the mix. The cabernet is from the Yalumba Menzies vineyard from a single block, and the shiraz is two vineyards, “distinguished for age, precision of fruit flavours”, says winemaker Kevin Glastonbury. “For this wine I don’t look to grapes or vineyards that produce overt flavours in shiraz, more light, shade and freshness is inherent”, Glastonbury qualifies. All the hooting and hollering around the 2012 has died down, with the wine is now having to stand on its own too feet. I like the idea that the old, family-owned company has a wine that sits at $350, they’ve earned it well and truly. Great old vineyards, high quality winemaking, history, culture, longevity. It’s time, or overdue.

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Tasted : SEP18
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $349
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2020 - 2035+
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