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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Yalumba The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Yalumba The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 89657)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 90 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"In general, I find Coonawarra a vastly over-rated region for cabernet Sauvignon, with a few noticeable exceptions, one of which is Yalumba's the Menzies, a Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 300 liter French and American hogsheads for 22 months. The 2003 The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon reveals gorgeous notes of creosote, blueberry liqueur, black-currants, licorice, and cedar. Full-bodied with great fruit purity, real stature, wonderful sweetness (from glycerine), ripe tannin, and a long, heady finish, it can be drunk now or cellared for 15 or more years."
Robert Parker
The Wine Advocate
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About Yalumba:

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 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.