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Yalumba Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia
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Winemaker Notes

Vintage 2009 was an excellent year for red wines in South Australia. Good rainfall was recorded during the 2008 winter and proved invaluable as spring and early summer were one of the driest ever. A wet December was critical for the survival of the vineyards during the summer heat. The Cabernet Sauvignon vines weathered the heat well and were able to ripen in ideal conditions throughout February and March.

The Yalumba Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 is dark scarlet in color with a purple hue with aromas of crushed blackcurrants, violets and mint leaf are enhanced by hints of dusty French oak, Sichuan pepper and white truffles. This bright and refreshing wine shows classical flavours of mint leaf and blackcurrant with hints of chocolate and very fine tannins parading across the palate, leading to a long and persistent finish.

Critical Acclaim

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Australian Wine Companion

It's virtually impossible to go past Yalumba's Y Series: it's fun on the label and in the glass. Light hue; a good drink-now cabernet at the price, with bright blackcurrant fruit and a dash of savoury tannins. The scarecrow label is attractive, featuring a bird calmly sitting on the scarecrow's arm.

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Yalumba, , Australia
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.

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With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to create complex wines with many different layers of flavors and aromas, or to create more balanced wines. For example, a variety that is soft and full-bodied may be combined with one that is lighter with naturally high acidity. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

SOU56979_2009 Item# 107855

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