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1997 Yalumba The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Yalumba Wine Company   details
Appellation: Coonawarra - South Australia - Australia
Type: red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturity: Drink/Mature
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
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rated (1999 vintage, 750ml bottle) : December 28, 2006 , Ken Myers
Best 2006-2015
rated (2003 vintage, 750ml bottle) : February 3, 2008 , The Wine Advocate
94 points ""In general, I find Coonawarra a vastly over-rated region for cabernet Sauvignon, with a few noticeable exceptions, one of which is Yalumba’s the Menzies, a Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 300 liter French and American hogsheads for 22 months. The 2003 The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon reveals gorgeous notes of creosote, blueberry liqueur, black-currants, licorice, and cedar. Full-bodied with great fruit purity, real stature, wonderful sweetness (from glycerine), ripe tannin, and a long, heady finish, it can be drunk now or cellared for 15 or more years." Robert Parker The Wine Advocate "
rated (2008 vintage, 750ml bottle) : August 2, 2012 , James Halliday
94 points "Strong purple-crimson; a strikingly rich and opulent Coonawarra cabernet, with blackcurrant, cassis and plum in a full-throated oak coat, ripe tannins on the finish. Will absolutely outlive its cork in average Australian cellaring conditions." Best 2018-2033
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