Wine Advocate 95 points - Blended of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon and 48% Shiraz, the deep garnet-purple colored 2012 The Signature (Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz) is a benchmark example of this classic South Australia blend. Giving scents of ripe black cherries, blackberries and cassis with underlying cloves, vanilla and menthol hints, it fills the mouth with ripe, seductive but never heavy fruit. Medium-bodied and well framed with firm grainy tannins and balanced freshness, it finishes long and youthfully taut. Always a great value Aussie icon, this vintage is right up there with the best and is certainly one for the cellars of Aussie wine lovers!
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 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, the wine displays
full palate weight with powerful fruit and soft
American oak which was hand-coopered at
Yalumba - a wine made for longevity, very
much The Signature style.
|Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch ”Yalumba” - aboriginal for ”all the land around”.
Five generations and 160 years later Yalumba,
Australia’s oldest family owned winery, has grown in size
and stature, embodying all that has made the Australian