1996 Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz

Producer: Yalumba [Hill-Smith/Smith & Son/Heggies/Pewsey Vale]
Vintage: 1996
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: Australia, South Australia, Barossa Zone
Appellation: Barossa
Date tasted: 14 January 2004
Price when tasted: £16.99 (US$25)

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Tasting notes


<li> dark, intense appearance <li> concentrated, luscious fruit <br><Br> The new release from Yalumba's finest Barossa vineyards contains 52 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon and 48 per cent Shiraz. Concentration is evident from the moment the wine is poured


Deep black cherry in colour, with typical Barossa leather and ripe plums and prunes lifted by the Cabernet's grip, this should either opened the day before or kept for three years.


Deep, inky colour like the blackest of black cherries, rich and thick on the glass, with a velvety sheen. Nose and palate are full of warm, spicy fruits, with plums and prunes dominating the rich American oak. Hugely impressive now and even better with a

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