Yalumba The Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

The Cigar; thus named to describe the unique cigar-shaped strip of rich red terra rossa soil of the Coonawarra. A shift to screw cap sees the longevity of this bargain increase.

Yalumba, The Cigar, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra, 2018

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Vibrant purple rims to the deep garnet heart. Plump, ripe, just picked blackberries over strawberry compote, After-Dinner Mints, cedar and exotic spice with sinew/umami coming from a touch of lanolin/old shearing shed.  Silky depth to the cascading layers of sweet/dark fruit punctuated with fresh spice and beacon-like acidity providing lift. Lingering echoes of fine dark chocolate and moreish, just firm, grippy tannins. A keenly priced example of fine Coonawarra winemaking.

RRP: $35
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 18.5/20 (94/100)

Wine sample courtesy of Yalumba

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