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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Yalumba FDR1A Cabernet/Shiraz 2008
Yalumba FDR1A Cabernet/Shiraz 2008
(search item no. 119928)
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A dense crimson red, this wine has distinctive characters of cedar, fresh spices and stalky redcurrants combine with black cherry fruits and black olives. The medium to full-bodied palate is layered with sweet fruit compote and dark fruits. A richly concentrated wine wrapped in a fine package, complete with long, fine grainy tannins. Built to handle at least ten years in the cellar.

Match with char-grilled T-bone steak, chunky fries and hollandaise.

Blend: 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Shiraz

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About Yalumba:

Yalumba is one of Australia's oldest family-owned wineries and was founded in 1849 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 Australian wine industry in the areas of viti-innovation and environmental policy. The Yalumba premium wine portfolio commences with the fresh and flavorsome varietal wines of the Y Series, then moves up to capture the essence of the Barossa Eden Valleys, explores old world varieties through innovated, modern wines in the Hand Picked line, and culminates with the coveted, collectible Yalumba Rare & Fine wines.