Classic, always a banger from the Yalumba stables. Cabernet fruit certainly the driver here with beautiful black currant, cassis along with complimenting herbal aromatics. Touch of liquorice too. Oak overlay is there with toast, espresso and dark chocolate in toe but doesn’t dominate. — 2 days ago
The Caley is Yalumba’s flagship and is a blend of minty Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and the fleshy berry fruit of Barossa Shiraz. This is such a baby - a case of infanticide - will live for decades. Very closed at this point with enormous potential. No doubt a great wine in the making but too expensive IMO. At the Annual Yalumba tasting at the Downs Club. — a month ago
Fruity and very bright, acidic, notes of apricot, slight spice from the ginger, complex and well-balanced. — a month ago
Funky aroma like buttered noodles, tastes of cherries, light-bodied, slightly dry, complex and smooth — 2 days ago
At the Annual Yalumba tasting at the Downs Club. A quick note - minty for a Shiraz Fairly Oaky with Oak Tannins showing through and Espresso on the nose. A good wine with great potential but for value I prefer the Paradox at about a third of the price. Have bought Octavius since inception when as Wine Committee Chairman the Downs Club hosted Yalumba CEO Robert Hill-Smith (still the boss) for the launch of the inaugural Octavius which strangely was a Cabernet to begin with (1987) and a Shiraz ever since. Still have my last 2002 in the cellar at home. — a month ago
At the Annual Yalumba Tasting at the Downs Club. A quick note - this was brilliant particularly for the money which was about a third of the price of the Octavius and a fraction of The Caley. Fleshy and fruity covering the spectrum from Pepper through to Plum with sweet Tannins. Short term cellaring- drink now to 10 years. A very good Northern Barossa Shiraz. I bought 6. — a month ago
Complex but smooth — 18 days ago
This is a very nice 7 year old Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, earth, cedar, leather, licorice, peppercorn, spices, green vegetables, chocolates and tobacco.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and nice legs.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy cranberries.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (1 hour). After 3 hours, earth notes come in.
Very tasty and rich, with a great mouthfeel and nice complexity.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.
Aged for 22 months in French oak (28% New). Vegan.
14.2% alcohol by volume.
$26. — 2 months ago