Yalumba

The Cigar Menzies Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.0125 ratings
9.022 pro ratings
Coonawarra, Limestone Coast, South Australia, Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Andrew Lohse

Ripe red and (mostly) black fruit, spice, some menthol/eucalyptus?

Ripe red and (mostly) black fruit, spice, some menthol/eucalyptus?

Nov 28th, 2018
Matt Trader

Meaty, fleshy, bell pepper, and with a hint of cigar ash. Aging has happened well here.

Meaty, fleshy, bell pepper, and with a hint of cigar ash. Aging has happened well here.

Aug 15th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

Yalumba cooper's about 1/2 the new American oak barrels they use. Not many producers have their own cooperage. It's not necessarily less expensive but it does give a Winemaker more control of his toast and air tightness. Their Cigar Cabernet is fairly easy to drink young. Lighter tannins, ripe blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, soft wood equals light baking spices, good acid and a decent ripe finish with medium spice.

Yalumba cooper's about 1/2 the new American oak barrels they use. Not many producers have their own cooperage. It's not necessarily less expensive but it does give a Winemaker more control of his toast and air tightness. Their Cigar Cabernet is fairly easy to drink young. Lighter tannins, ripe blackberries, dark cherries, blueberries, soft wood equals light baking spices, good acid and a decent ripe finish with medium spice.

2 people found it helpfulApr 5th, 2017
Bob Wilson

This is a fantastic wine and an even better value.

This is a fantastic wine and an even better value.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2016
Paul Maley

Paul had this 6 years ago

Paul had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJul 12th, 2014
Simon Gilligan

Ripe fruit, eucalypt, savoury finish but strangely hollow

Ripe fruit, eucalypt, savoury finish but strangely hollow

May 15th, 2016
boyd pearson

Really took me by surprise. A great bang for the buck with complex flavors. Drinks like something more expensive. Good stuff here.

Really took me by surprise. A great bang for the buck with complex flavors. Drinks like something more expensive. Good stuff here.

Dec 10th, 2015
Stephen Howell

Manager Vintage Cellars Applecross, Perth, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)

9.3

Eucalyptus, mint. very subtle with little fruit on the nose. Full in the mouth, fully textured with fine grained tannin and firm granules too. Very well balanced. Great length.

Eucalyptus, mint. very subtle with little fruit on the nose. Full in the mouth, fully textured with fine grained tannin and firm granules too. Very well balanced. Great length.

Mar 12th, 2015
Matt Sterr

Dark and brooding. Tobacco, plum, cassis.

Dark and brooding. Tobacco, plum, cassis.

Feb 4th, 2015
Lisa Johnston

Yalumba The Cigar 2011: articulates Coonawarra's more elegant side.

Yalumba The Cigar 2011: articulates Coonawarra's more elegant side.

Apr 19th, 2014