Variety: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Barossa and Eden Valley
Hi there wine lovers.
Today I am looking at a very well received wine from the people at Yalumba. As I have mentioned in previous blogs about their wines, Yalumba is one of the oldest family ran wineries in Australia.
The wine I am reviewing is one of the Barossa’s great Shiraz and Cabernet pairings. Although this wine does not command a monster price tag, it is a wine that can go toe to toe with the likes of the Penfolds 389, which also made with the same grape combination.
The 2012 Vintage displays aromas of blackcurrant, cranberries and plum. Helped along with some herbaceous tones of mint and licorice. Oak has given this wine a soft touch of ceder wood upon the nose too.
The palate drives with rich fruit, and is a grand full bodied wine. You’ll taste blackberries, touches of cured meat, dark cherry, herbs and licorice all embodied in a fine spice and soft undertones oak.
This is another example of great wine making, and what a superb vintage the 2012 year was. Best of all its bottled for a decent price! This wine could easily command an eighty dollar plus price tag, but they are ever so kind to keep it at half that.
It is not too dissimilar to the 389 of the same vintage year. Both of these wines are outstanding. At at nearly half the cost of the 389, I would consider obtaining more bottles to stick away for a few years. It would be interesting to run aging comparisons between these wines over the course of 15 years and see what each wine develops into.
Drink: Now- 2035
The SA Wine Guy