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Date Printed: 3/31/2015
Yalumba The Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Yalumba The Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
(search item no. 105749)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 3/31/2015: $24.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep magenta in color with a nose of full intensity, the Cigar 2006 is a brooding wine showing leather, dark chocolate and high tones of cassis and jujube fruit pastilles. The palate surprises as it is not the brute the nose suggests. It is medium bodied wine with fruit flavors of dark cherries and blackberries, the tannins are silky and in harmony with the fruit to lingering finish.

Food: Roast Duck with all of the trimmings.

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About Yalumba:

Yalumba is Australia's oldest family-owned winery, founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith. From modest beginnings, the Yalumba Wine Company has grown to become one of Australia's most successful wineries, owned by 5th generation Robert Hill-Smith. Yalumba regularly receives accolades for its outstanding wines, and for its leadership in viticultural innovation and sustainable farming. Yalumba was the first winery in the world to be recognized with the Climate Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (2007), earned the International Green Apple Gold Award from House of Commons (U.K. 2011), and was the first winery outside the United States to win the BRIT International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing Competition (2013). The Yalumba portfolio commences with the fresh and flavorsome varietal wines of the Y Series, then moves up to the Samuel’s Garden line to capture the essence of the classic Rhone-influenced varietals of the Barossa and Eden Valleys, explores sub-regional complexity through innovative, modern wines in the Hand Pickedline, and culminates with the coveted, collectible Yalumba Rare and Fine wines including Signature and Octavius.