Yalumba The Signature Cabernet/Shiraz 2003

Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia

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Item No. 93190
  • JH94
  • RP92
  • ST91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WE88
  • 1996
  • WS91
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz 2003 is seriously deep dark red in colour. Leading with aromas of ultra-ripe berries and exotic fruits, the nose continues into sweet fruit aromas meshed with milk chocolates and dense dark plums. A stylish palate, saturated in dense cassis and dark red to black fruits, displays a density that just grows and grows. Elegant chocolate tannins and spices give this wine a richness that lingers on the palate.

Critical Acclaim

"Medium-bodied; balanced fruit is supported by distinctly savoury/earthy lingering tannins. Gold medal National Wine Show '06; 54%/44%. Cork."
94 Points

"A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Shiraz from Barossa estate vineyards, the 2003 The Signature is a big, chunky, heady red that is closed at present. Nevertheless, it reveals an inky/purple color, impressive levels of richness, and sweet notes of charcoal, acacia flowers, blackberries, tar, and pepper. This wine spent 22 months in 300 liter American and French hogsheads. It should emerge from its muted stage in 2-3 years, and last for 15 or more. "
92 Points

"Deep ruby. Smoky, oak-accented blackcurrant, kirsch, dark chocolate and espresso aromas are impressively deep and distinctly ripe without coming off as overripe. On the contrary: the dark fruit flavors are complemented by fresh acidity that energizes the wine's deep chocolate and coffee qualities, with dusty tannins framing the wine's flesh. Finishes ripe and impressively long, with a sexy, lingering vanillin oak quality."
91 Points

"Yalumba's proprietary blend of Cabernet and Shiraz is aged in new oak, showing plenty of toast and vanilla at this early stage. But this also boasts enough blackberry and cassis fruit to balance the wood, at least for now. Lightens up on the finish, suggesting short-term consumption. Drink 2008–2013."
90 Points

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Yalumba is one of Australia's oldest family-owned wineries and was founded in 1949 by Samuel Smith. From modest beginnings, the Yalumba Wine Company has grown to become one of Australia's most successful medium-sized wineries, owned by 6th generation Robert Hill Smith. Yalumba regularly receives accolateds for its distinctive wines, as well as for its leadership role in the...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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