Yalumba The Signature Cabernet/Shiraz (1.5L Magnum) 2002

Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia

Price: $129.00
Item No. 131683
  • RP96
  • JH93
  • W&S92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WE88
  • 1996
  • WS91
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

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."
-Wine Advocate

Critical Acclaim

"The 2002 The Signature (56% Cabernet Sauvignon and 44% Shiraz) was given the same upbringing as its young sibling, but 2002 is a better vintage for Yalumba. The 2002 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.

Range: 96+ Points "
96 Points

"Ripe cabernet sauvignon (56 percent) lends tobacco high notes to this blend, while the bright spice of shiraz brings it to a close. It's floral and brisk with mineral-inflected tannin that keeps it clearly delineated. Serve with thick-cut lamb chops."
92 Points

Learn About Yalumba Map ItMap It

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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