Beginning with the 1962 vintage, The Signature
wines of Yalumba have saluted the very best of
the vintage. They also have acknowledged the
skills and dedicated service of people who have
enhanced the traditions and culture of Yalumba.
The Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz blend is a
distinctively Australian style, and The Signature
has set the benchmark for this iconic style,
drawing heavily on Yalumba's great Barossa
resource of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz
vineyards. Deep and intense, the wine displays
full palate weight with powerful fruit and soft
American oak which was hand-coopered at
Yalumba - a wine made for longevity, very
much The Signature style.
| Wine Advocate 93 points (Feb 2013)
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2010 Yalumba The Signature (Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz) has a slightly muted nose giving notes of macerated plums, blackberry preserves and menthol with suggestions of cloves, anise and nutmeg. There’s some complementary oak apparent on the full-bodied, generously-fruited palate that has a solid structure of medium to firm grainy tannins and crisp acid. It finishes with a good length. Approachable now, it should drink best 2014 to 2024+.
Wine Spectator 91 points (May 14 2014)
A wine of depth and distinction, polished and appealing for the expansive and juicy berry and pomegranate flavors at the core, finishing with gentle persistence and a light burr of tannins. Drink now through 2020.—H.S.