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Date Printed: 3/28/2015
Yalumba The Signature Cabernet/Shiraz 1996
Yalumba The Signature Cabernet/Shiraz 1996
(search item no. 23101)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 3/28/2015: $37.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2009 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2002 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 Australian Wine Companion rating: 91 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Colour: Deep plum to inky cherry red.

Nose: There are inviting aromas of ripe plums, prunes and black olives, backed up with chocolate and roasted nut oak lift.

Palate: Very complex with multi layered fruit and oak. Rich and full bodied, the palate has excellent balance between fruit extract and tannin. This is a wine that will reward cellaring for 15-20 years.

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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.