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 91 points (Feb 2012)
Deep garnet-purple colored, 2008 The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz reveals evolving notes of warm mulberries, plum preserve, creme de cassis and black olives with hints of sandalwood, spice box and tobacco. Medium to full bodied and elegantly fruited in the mouth, its very well structured with a medium to firm level of grainy tannins and good line of acid, finishing long and layered. Its just beginning to enter its drinking window and should cellar gracefully to 2021+.
Wine Spectator 92 points (Sep 19 2012)
Fresh, vital and beautifully focused, offering vibrant currant and plum fruit on a polished frame, lingering easily against superfine tannins. Drink now through 2017.—H.S.