Yaldara Estate

Yaldara Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Dark as a bruise on a black cherry in the glass. Purple beyond the maroon and blood red of most Cab. Smells fruity with a hint of animal sweat, and a little tobacco. Flavor is intense, rounded and juicy. Bit of tart cherry syrup and blackberry custard. Little bit of light roast coffee. Plum pits. Tannins are there, but not a drying as they could be. Oolong over English breakfast. Hint of tea tree oil and menthol cough drops. Dark chocolate cherry cake finish. It’s a nice-drinking, well-rounded, New World Cab. The berry-licious core gives it bounce and brightness. Good on ya mate! — a year ago

Yaldara Ruban

Barossa Valley Grenache 2014

I was excited to try my first Australian Grenache. Dark red, almost purple in color. Dark cherry and ripe strawberry and mulberry aromas with hints of cocoa and baking spices. Hint of aged ham. Same fruits on the pallet with notes of chocolate Earth and licorice. Tannins are soft, silky and well integrated. Lightly Oaked which allows the purity of the fruit to show through. — a year ago

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