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1997 Yalumba The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz (3.0l)
Producer: Yalumba Wine Company yalumba.com
Appellation: Barossa Valley - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz
Maturity: Drink/Mature
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
Related Ratings:
rated (1996 vintage, 750ml bottle) : August 13, 2003 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
96 points "An awesome wine, only made in the greatest vintages, the 1996 Shiraz/Cabernet The Reserve (only 50 six-packs available for the USA), is nearly as spectacular as the 1998. A rich, full-bodied, concentrated effort revealing tremendous fruit depth, enormous power and weight as well as impeccable balance and purity, it should hit its prime in 2-3 years, and last for 15+." Best 2005-2018
rated (2002 vintage, 750ml bottle) : 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
rated (2004 vintage, 750ml bottle) : August 2, 2012 , James Halliday winepros.com.au
94 points "This wine still has a fair way to go; essency and concentrated black fruits are complemented by a fairly substantial amount of cedary oak; the wine is gloriously complex and multilayered, and despite its raw power, shows great restraint; it needs time to fully come together, an issue that is dependant on the cork doing its job. Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz." Best -2030