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Date Printed: 11/22/2014
Yalumba The Signature Cabernet/Shiraz 2005
Yalumba The Signature Cabernet/Shiraz 2005
(search item no. 99882)
Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/22/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 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
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
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes were hand picked and crushed to our 8 tonne open top stainless steel fermenters. The natural or 'wild' yeasts present on the grape skins were allowed to initiate the sugar fermentation. Cultured winery yeasts were then added to complete this fermentation. The result is a wine with excellent depth of colour, richness and complexity.

Deep dark red in colour this wine displays aromas which are dense and curranty, yet pure and bright. The nose shows lifted florals, violets and choc mints. The palate is brooding and serious with dark chocolate hazelnuts and warm generosity. The Signature finishes with long fine powdery tannins.

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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.