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2008 Yalumba The Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon Menzies Vineyard (750ml)
Producer: Yalumba Wine Company yalumba.com
Appellation: Coonawarra - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: n/a
Alcohol %: 13.5
Tasting Notes:
tasted: June 14, 2012 , michael leek
3.5 stars
tasted: October 11, 2014 , Roy Nixon
rated: June 13, 2010 , Wine Front Monthly
92 points "Here’s the first review in a series (using reverse alphabetical order) featuring wines produced by the members of the AFFW. I think I’ll have a cigar to celebrate. I swear you can almost smell the tannins..but first Cassis,dark cherry, chocolate, tobacco, tar and spice sweeten the way. It’s medium to full bodied, particularly inky and strong with a slick of firm grainy tannin, although has excellent fruit and flavour to balance. Long and satisfying - closes with yet another slick of strong black tea tannin. Leave it alone for a good while. A bargain for the cellar. Rated : 92+ Points Tasted : Aug09 Alcohol : 14.5% Price : $24.95 Closure : Cork Drink : 2012 - 2020+" Best 2012-2020
rated: June 13, 2010 , big red wine book
95 points "Really good Coonawarra Cabernet, has a dark, inky depth - even at moderate alcohol levels. It tastes of blackberries and dried herbs, cedarwood and raspberries, though listing the components does nothing to describe the overal effect. There's a 'realness' to this wine. A power. A churn of tannin and a lot of length. It's enough to make you fall in love with Coonawarra all over again. Drink 2013-2020 95 points. The Big Red Wine Book 2010/2011 by Campbell Mattinson and Gary Walsh" Best 2013-2020