Beginning with the 1962 vintage, "The Signature"
wines of Yalumba have saluted the very best of
the vintage. They also have acknowledged the
skills and dedicated service of people who have
enhanced the traditions and culture of Yalumba.
The 2002 vintage release honours Rhonda Sexton, Key Account Sales Manager in the Victorian branch office.
The Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz blend is a
distinctively Australian style, and The Signature
has set the benchmark for this iconic style, drawing heavily on Yalumba's great Barossa
resource of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz
vineyards. Deep and intense - a wine made for
longevity, very much "The Signature" style.
Yalumba The Signature Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2002 is a dense, plum red color, that abounds with dark brooding aromas of black fruits, plum and currants, with suggestions of licorice and spice tightly interwoven with creamy oak. Long smooth and silky flavors fill the plump concentrated palate. Powerful but restrained, the wine finishes with a mouthful of fine layered tannins.
"..exhibits smoky, blackberry, incense, charcoal, and floral characteristics along with tremendous glycerin, richness, purity, and teeth-staining levels of extract. Remarkably, there are no hard edges, and the acidity, tannin, and alcohol are beautifully integrated. This cuvee should drink well for 15 years."