Yalumba

The Signature Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz

9.3214 ratings
9.442 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

The Signature is a Cabernet Shiraz blend and is Yalumbas best red released each year. There are several previous notes from myself here on Delectable. Plummy, cedar black currant and cigar box - a trace of oak on nose and on the full bodied palate. Going strong at 15 years of age. I have 7 left from an original dozen and would like to have one per year until supplies are exhausted. I can’t see it changing much in the next few years. Not sure why more countries do not blend Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz - they are made for each other.

The Signature is a Cabernet Shiraz blend and is Yalumbas best red released each year. There are several previous notes from myself here on Delectable. Plummy, cedar black currant and cigar box - a trace of oak on nose and on the full bodied palate. Going strong at 15 years of age. I have 7 left from an original dozen and would like to have one per year until supplies are exhausted. I can’t see it changing much in the next few years. Not sure why more countries do not blend Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz - they are made for each other.

Apr 11th, 2021
Daniel P. Drake

Hello everyone! It is Friday and we need to celebrate the weekend. So tonight I have started the celebration with the 2013 Yalumba The Signature Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz. The blend is 54% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Shiraz.

On the nose there is black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, mint, hints of meat, chocolate, spice and cedar.

Across my palate there are notes of black cherry, black raspberry, black plum, black currant, spice and graphite.

This is a full bodied wine with a drying mouthfeel medium + acidity and medium + fine sand paper tannins that leads to a long black fruit graphite finish. I wish everyone a wonderful weekend. Please stay safe and be healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Hello everyone! It is Friday and we need to celebrate the weekend. So tonight I have started the celebration with the 2013 Yalumba The Signature Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz. The blend is 54% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Shiraz.

On the nose there is black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, mint, hints of meat, chocolate, spice and cedar.

Across my palate there are notes of black cherry, black raspberry, black plum, black currant, spice and graphite.

This is a full bodied wine with a drying mouthfeel medium + acidity and medium + fine sand paper tannins that leads to a long black fruit graphite finish. I wish everyone a wonderful weekend. Please stay safe and be healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Mar 27th, 2021
Bob McDonald

Mid to deep Ruby in colour with a tawny rim developing. Cassis and black currant with some woody and sage notes. On the palate sweet black fruits, plummy notes, some savouriness and oak spice. Good vitality and freshness for a 14 year old Cabernet Shiraz. Really enjoyed this - up there in quality with another great Cabernet Shiraz in Penfolds Bin 389. This wine will cruise through another 10 years with its inner strength I feel.

Mid to deep Ruby in colour with a tawny rim developing. Cassis and black currant with some woody and sage notes. On the palate sweet black fruits, plummy notes, some savouriness and oak spice. Good vitality and freshness for a 14 year old Cabernet Shiraz. Really enjoyed this - up there in quality with another great Cabernet Shiraz in Penfolds Bin 389. This wine will cruise through another 10 years with its inner strength I feel.

Jul 5th, 2020
Jay Kline

Easily one of the biggest surprises I’ve had in a long, long while. This showed remarkable restraint for an Aussie Cabernet/Shiraz blend. There was beautiful dark and red fruits: think black berries, mulberries, black currants and lingonberries. There’s also tobacco, smoked meat, lavender and spices. Beautiful texture. I wish I had more than this lone bottle. I have no doubt this will age gracefully through 2030. Simply fantastic.

Easily one of the biggest surprises I’ve had in a long, long while. This showed remarkable restraint for an Aussie Cabernet/Shiraz blend. There was beautiful dark and red fruits: think black berries, mulberries, black currants and lingonberries. There’s also tobacco, smoked meat, lavender and spices. Beautiful texture. I wish I had more than this lone bottle. I have no doubt this will age gracefully through 2030. Simply fantastic.

Dec 16th, 2019
Bob McDonald

At the Downs Club Magnum Dinner. The Signature is always Yalumbas best Cabernet Shiraz in any given vintage. Brief Notes. Aromas of blackberry and tobacco. Way too young. Could drink this in another 20 years if desired. Great potential.

At the Downs Club Magnum Dinner. The Signature is always Yalumbas best Cabernet Shiraz in any given vintage. Brief Notes. Aromas of blackberry and tobacco. Way too young. Could drink this in another 20 years if desired. Great potential.

Dec 11th, 2019
Scott Taddeo

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.

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.

Jul 21st, 2019
Bob McDonald

Yalumbas Signature Series always produces a faithful rendition of the Cabernet Shiraz blend - the Cab in the slight majority. Nose of mint and black fruits. Quite dense - still with a short term future despite some professional opinions on the drinking window. On the palate blackberry - soft tannins nearly fully resolved. Nearly as good as Penfolds Bin 389 without the cellaring future.

Yalumbas Signature Series always produces a faithful rendition of the Cabernet Shiraz blend - the Cab in the slight majority. Nose of mint and black fruits. Quite dense - still with a short term future despite some professional opinions on the drinking window. On the palate blackberry - soft tannins nearly fully resolved. Nearly as good as Penfolds Bin 389 without the cellaring future.

Apr 15th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Aromas of coffee grounds, cassis, plum and a touch of mint and Dark Chocolate - Descriptors from both the Cabernet and Shiraz components. Soft and supple yet with an inner strength. One of the best examples of Australia’s classic Cabernet Shiraz blends - up there with Penfolds Bin 389. A day later still drinking well - actually better if anything. Lovely balance, really good with a better score of 96 points.

Aromas of coffee grounds, cassis, plum and a touch of mint and Dark Chocolate - Descriptors from both the Cabernet and Shiraz components. Soft and supple yet with an inner strength. One of the best examples of Australia’s classic Cabernet Shiraz blends - up there with Penfolds Bin 389. A day later still drinking well - actually better if anything. Lovely balance, really good with a better score of 96 points.

Feb 14th, 2019
Bob McDonald

This is the 2010 Yalumba Signature Series Cabernet Shiraz named in honour of Yalumba Ambassador Jane Ferrari who is holding the bottle next to me. Jane travels the world spruiking the Gospel of Yalumba in the most entertaining and knowledgeable way. This was an outstanding Cabernet Shiraz Blend. Equal in quality and cellaring potential to Penfolds Bin 389. Blackberry and chocolatey tannins. Sweet berry fruit still with noticeable oak and a long cellaring potential. A classic wine for a classic lady who would get a job in Stand up Comedy if she wasn’t so good at her current job!!! @Delectable

This is the 2010 Yalumba Signature Series Cabernet Shiraz named in honour of Yalumba Ambassador Jane Ferrari who is holding the bottle next to me. Jane travels the world spruiking the Gospel of Yalumba in the most entertaining and knowledgeable way. This was an outstanding Cabernet Shiraz Blend. Equal in quality and cellaring potential to Penfolds Bin 389. Blackberry and chocolatey tannins. Sweet berry fruit still with noticeable oak and a long cellaring potential. A classic wine for a classic lady who would get a job in Stand up Comedy if she wasn’t so good at her current job!!! @Delectable

Jun 9th, 2018
Scott Taddeo

It’s a good wine, but feels very safe and is somewhat uninspiring. Has a great mix of primary and secondary (winemaking) characters and strokes a good balance between the varietals. Still very primary with an an abundance of ripe tannin that gives the wine plenty of approachability.

It’s a good wine, but feels very safe and is somewhat uninspiring. Has a great mix of primary and secondary (winemaking) characters and strokes a good balance between the varietals. Still very primary with an an abundance of ripe tannin that gives the wine plenty of approachability.

Jan 21st, 2018