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... View More
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.
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... View More