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2002 Yalumba The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz (750ml)
Producer: Yalumba Wine Company yalumba.com
Appellation: Barossa Valley - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz
Maturity: Hold/Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$110.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: September 26, 2011 , Stocks
rated: November 1, 2010 , Wine Front Monthly
96 points "There’s been some talk of ‘birth wines’ on this site of late – if you have a child born in 2002, this little beauty from Yalumba would be a very nice choice. It’s a blend of 78 percent cabernet sauvignon and 22 percent shiraz, all of which was grown in the Barossa Valley. The 2002 vintage was of course an exceptionally cool year in these parts i.e. a good cabernet year. It was matured for 22 months in all French oak, 50 percent of it new. Eight years old but beautifully fresh. Characterised by its profound persistence. Tremendously fine tannin, too. Mint, tobacco, blackcurrant and cedary, spicy chocolate. Acidity is cleansing, oak is not overdone, fruit is as lively as it is lovely. Beautiful Australian red. 552 dozen made. Rated : 96 Points Alcohol : 14% Price : $110 Closure : Cork Drink : 2012 - 2022 " Best 2012-2022