Part of the “Samuel’s Collection” range. The fruit all from Yalumba’s own vineyards (Eden and Barossa Valleys). 57% Shiraz and 43 Cabernet Sauvignon. Matured for 7 months in 13% new French and Hungarian oak hogsheads, with the rest in 1 to 5 year old French, American and Hungarian barrels. Winemaker is Alexey Alon Dumbuay. Vegan friendly.
Yalumba, Samuel’s Collection, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barossa, 2019
The colour runs to deep ruby garnet with crimson edges. Best of both worlds: Soaked plums and blackberries with eucalypt leaves, “Saxa” black pepper, chocolate covered wafer biscuit, cedary oak and woody spice. Bright and alive on the palate. The generous, satiny front filled with plums, red currants and chocolate before fine yet raspy tannins. A good match for marinated kangaroo steaks.
Rating: 17.75/20 (91/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Yalumba