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2004 Yalumba FDR1A Cabernet-Shiraz (750ml)
Producer: Yalumba Wine Company yalumba.com
Appellation: Eden Valley - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
Related Ratings:
rated (2006 vintage, 750ml bottle) : August 2, 2012 , James Halliday winepros.com.au
95 points "Beautiful colour; the bouquet is a powerful and heady mixture of pure black fruits, spice, licorice and well-handled toasty oak; the palate is dense and powerful, but there is a lightness to the fruit that seamlessly dances across the palate from start to finish; not a wine for everyone, but a wonderful hommage to an iconic Australian blend; terrific value for the quality." Best -2025
rated (2010 vintage, 750ml bottle) : October 17, 2014 , halliday
95 points "The first edition of this wine was the 1974, the worst SA vintage ever encountered, marking the first outbreak of downy mildew that caught vignerons completely unprepared; FDR1A was one of few wines to succeed, giving it immortality. This wine comes from one of the best recent vintages, spending 16 months in French oak, with vibrant fruit and immaculate tannins - and a shocking cork." Best 2018-2022
rated (2012 vintage, 750ml bottle) : June 17, 2016 , Roy Nixon
95 points "I imagine the blend records for this wine, first made in '74, have changed little over the intervening years. It's a very interesting wine, a blend of 73% cabernet, 27% shiraz, all from the Eden Valley; its combination of blackcurrant, blackberry and plum all speak of quality." Best 2022-2035