Barossa Region, Australia
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch “Yalunba” – aboriginal for “all the land around”.
Five generations and 160 years later Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature, embodying all that has made the Australian wine success story the envy of winemakers the world over.
52%Cabernet Sauvignon (Barossa Valley 46%, Eden Valley 6%)
48% Shiraz (Barossa Valley 45%, Eden Valley 3%)
Matured for 20 Months in 35% new French Hogshead and Barriques with the balance in 2, 3 and 4 year old French, Hungarian and American Hogsheads.
A seductively aromatic wine, this is one of the very best Signatures. Opening with very cool, bright and almost fresh menthol aromas that merge with red currant fruits, tobacco leafy notes and cedary spices all supported with fine violet and cherry florals. With classic Signature structure showing brightness of fruit that compliments the mid palate richness and texture, a perfectly balanced wine with acidity and fine mouth coating tannins. Long and persistent, the wine combines concentration, elegance and fruit purity.