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: Medium to deep brick red
Aroma: Opens with perfumed fruits, showing pretty blue exotic florals, pomegranate and cranberry, with milk chocolate and liquorice depth.
Palate: The palate is medium weighted, with a fresh tight acidity carrying through. Very stylish, very approachable and very drinkable. Decant and enjoy now with a char-grilled rump or eggplant steak with all the extras.. or cellar for 10+ years for a deeper, richer palate.
Grape Varieties: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon and 49% Shiraz.
Aging: Matured for 21 months in 32% new French barriques and Hungarian hogsheads, balance in older French, Hungarian and American barriques and hogsheads
Awards: 91pts – James Suckling; 91pts – Wine Spectator
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.