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Professional Ratings: 95 The Wine Advocate, 91 International Wine Cellar, 91 Australian Wine Companion, 90 Wine & Spirits
Region: Barossa Valley, Australia
Varietal: Other Red Blends
Other Info: Collectible Wines
Item no. 87002
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.
The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz The Signature is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Shiraz that spent 20 months in a combination of French and American hogsheads as well as smaller barrels. Its deep, sweet perfume of blackberries, camphor, damp earth, vanilla, licorice, and pepper is followed by a powerful, flavorful, intense wine revealing high tannins as well as impressive concentration.
Smooth, supple, rounded fruit, integrated and balanced oak, and bottle age all shape what is a deliberate continuation of the style commenced 34 vintages previously.