Throughout the Barossa and Coonawarra, carefully selected vines have been recognised for producing exquisite fruit that create Yalumba’s most prestigious and savoured wines. Crafted only when all elements of viticulture and winemaking come together, Yalumba’s Rare & Fine wines are the very best examples of the varieties and blends that have found a natural home here in Australia over five generations of winemaking.
Colour: Full depth in colour with a plum red hue.
Aroma: The bouquet leads with violet and lilac floral notes to the tangy counterpoint of seaspray and pepper.
Palate: The palate is rich and powerful; red fruits and dark chocolate on a robust tannin framework. The finish is long, complex and well worth contemplating. A char-grilled rib-eye on the bone is an excellent food accompaniment with this wine. This wine will cellar well for between 12 to 15 years.
Grape Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Aging: Matured for 18 months in 34% new French hogsheads & barriques, 2% new Hungarian hogsheads, balance in 1 year and older American, French & Hungarian hogsheads & barriques.
Awards: 91pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
History of Yalumba
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer. Samuel named his patch “Yalumba”- aboriginal for “all the land around”. Five generations and 160 years later Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature, embodying all that has made the Australian wine success story the envy of winemakers the world over.