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Yalumba The Reserve Cabernet/Shiraz 2002

Yalumba The Reserve Cabernet/Shiraz 2002

Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia

Price: $125.00 $59.99
Save $65.01 (52%)
Item No. 107980
  • JH96
  • RP94
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

To categorize the 2002 Reserve, the finest parcels of wine were selected from the best blocks as they were fermenting. Indigenous or 'wild' yeasts, naturally present on the grape skins were allowed to initiate the fermentation. These 'wild' ferments have helped contribute to the individual complexities of the wine, creating richness and fine textures. The Cabernet component was sourced mainly from Eden Valley, with the Shiraz sourced from Barossa Valley. Concentrated deep red in colour, the nose is full of deep red fruits with suggestions of mint and spicy cedary oak. Powerfully constructed and concentrated, the palate is thick and ripe with juicy dark fruits combined with creamy oak, underpinned by velvety smooth tannins. The Reserve is a wine that should be drinking at its optimum in 8-12 years from vintage.

Critical Acclaim

"Very good colour for age, still showing strong red hues; intense, long and highly focused palate with a succulent mix of blackcurrant and blackberry fruit supported by cedar oak and a fine web of tannins."
96 Points

"The 2002 Reserve is composed of 78% Cabernet Sauvignon and 22% Shiraz aged in 72% new French and Hungarian oak. Opaque purple-colored, this glass-coating effort gives up a sexy bouquet of pain grille, creosote, pepper, blueberry compote, and blackberry enhanced by several years of bottle age. On the palate it nicely combines elegance and power, marked by intense savory blue and black fruits, lots of spice, silky tannin, and a lengthy finish. It will profit from 5-7 years of additional cellaring with a drinking window spanning 2014 to 2032. "
94 Points

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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...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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