“From Block D of Yalumba’s Menzies vineyard, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (82%) drives this third iteration of the estate's flagship wine. Impeccable, fine-grained tannins and scintillating blackcurrant and red cherry fruit, with cedar, black tea and tobacco lift, give line and length. Barossa Shiraz (from two 1970s-planted vineyards in the eastern ranges and Eden Valley) augments, with concentrated layers of spiced plum, chocolate and earth. Aged for 20 months in French barriques, 40% new.”
“This Y-Series bottling is Yalumba's entry-level Viognier, and while incomparable to the premium Virgilius, it nevertheless offers great varietal character and complexity at a fine price. Wild-yeast fermentation and three months of lees ageing gives rich creamy weight to the spiced apricot, jasmine blossom and exotic fruit palate, run through by balancing acidity.”
"This impressed at both the Mamba Riedel Decanter Awards and Matthew Jukes' 100 Best Australian Wines. Sister to Yalumba's great Menzies Cab, it has dense bramble fruit, smoky oak and mocha tones. Complex, elegant and ageworthy."
“This Barossa classic – the 56th release - honours loyalty and contribution. In a tricky vintage, it discharges its duty admirably. The 57%Cabernet stamps its authority, from the minty, inky, floral nose to the dried herb-edged dark currant and berry palate. Juicier notes of blood plum come through, with finely textured, mille feuille tannins which make for a poised, persistent finish. This spent 21 months in French, Hungarian and American barriques and hogsheads, 32% new. Polished and steadfast.”