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Yalumba Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz The Caley 2015 750ml

size
750ml
country
Australia
appellation
Coonawarra
JS
98
DC
97
WA
95
WS
94
Additional vintages
JS
98
Rated 98 by James Suckling
This is a great vintage for this wine with a very fresh, attractive delivery in a full-bodied style. Ripe red plums, blackberries and cherries with a cedary, tobacco edge, purple olives and fruit-steeped roasting herbs. It has a very intense, crisply cut palate that has flavors of dark cherries, blackberries, chocolate and such attractive spice complexity. Runs long on the focused finish. Regal. A great Caley. A blend of 74% Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon and 26% Barossa shiraz. Try from 2023. ... More details
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Yalumba Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz The Caley 2015 750ml

SKU 942964
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Professional Ratings
JS
98
DC
97
WA
95
WS
94
JS
98
Rated 98 by James Suckling
This is a great vintage for this wine with a very fresh, attractive delivery in a full-bodied style. Ripe red plums, blackberries and cherries with a cedary, tobacco edge, purple olives and fruit-steeped roasting herbs. It has a very intense, crisply cut palate that has flavors of dark cherries, blackberries, chocolate and such attractive spice complexity. Runs long on the focused finish. Regal. A great Caley. A blend of 74% Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon and 26% Barossa shiraz. Try from 2023.
DC
97
Rated 97 by Decanter
This fourth release of Yalumba’s flagship Cabernet Sauvignon-Shiraz is opening up beautifully. Complexing seaweed notes mingle with cedar and dried herbs. Polishing the blackcurrant, berry and plum flavours to a fine sheen, the oak remains firmly in service of the fruit and, with powdery tannins, the delivery is seamless. Inky florals and perfumed cedar linger on the long, elegantly tapered finish, with its fine but firm chassis of tannins. Great finesse.
WA
95
Rated 95 by Wine Advocate
The latest vintage of Yalumba's super cuvée—the 2015 The Caley Cabernet & Shiraz—is a blend of 74% Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra and 26% Shiraz from Barossa (mostly from a Nuriootpa vineyard planted in 1901). Aged in almost 50% new French oak (all Yalumba-coopered), it offers up scents of mint, cassis, cola and plum. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, concentrated and streamlined, very much Cabernet in style. It's richly tannic and clearly needs time, possessing a long, dusty finish that features raspberry, cherry and herbal flourishes alongside subtle hints of cedar and vanilla.
WS
94
Rated 94 by Wine Spectator
Generous, firm, concentrated and savory, this red offers mineral accents, and touches of dried rosemary, tapenade and fresh loam that mingle with spiced plum, black cherry and gingerbread flavors. Tannins are firm and toothsome, adding a wonderful backbone. The finish is epic, with wave after wave of details, bringing black tea, licorice and tobacco notes in to linger. Cabernet and Shiraz.
Winery
Deep, dense red in colour. Distinct Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon aromas: fresh, cool and refined green olive, leafiness, iodine and intriguing, fine and complex aromatics. Richness and precision, revealing refinement of Shiraz with red currant and spice. Perfectly balanced acid and tannin line sweeping through to the long finish.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Australia
appellation
Coonawarra
Additional vintages
Overview
This is a great vintage for this wine with a very fresh, attractive delivery in a full-bodied style. Ripe red plums, blackberries and cherries with a cedary, tobacco edge, purple olives and fruit-steeped roasting herbs. It has a very intense, crisply cut palate that has flavors of dark cherries, blackberries, chocolate and such attractive spice complexity. Runs long on the focused finish. Regal. A great Caley. A blend of 74% Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon and 26% Barossa shiraz. Try from 2023.
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Region: Limestone Coast

The Limestone Coast is one of the most well known and highly esteemed wine regions of South Australia, situated near the border with Victoria in the south-eastern part of the country. Limestone Coast has proven over the decades to be something of an ideal region for vineyard cultivation, as it benefits enormously from beautiful climatic conditions which include plenty of year round sunshine, tempered by brisk oceanic winds. All of the vineyards in the region are situated at low altitudes, and even during the dry ripening season, the vineyards are close enough to the water table to have plenty of access to the moisture required for growing exceptional, healthy and flavorful grapes. When it comes to grape varietals, vintners have had success with a wide range of grapes. However, the Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz varietals produce the most famous red wines of the region, with Chardonnay and Viognier grapes proving to be exceptionally fine for the region's white wines.
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Country: Australia

Whilst most of Australia consists of arid deserts and dense bushland, the oceanic coasts to the south of the country have a terrain and climate ideal for vine cultivation and wine production. It took several decades of failed attempts at the end of the 18th century in order to produce vines of a decent enough quality for making wine, but since those first false starts, the Australian wine industry has continued to grow and grow. Today, wine production makes up for a considerable part of the Australian economy, with exports in recent years reaching unprecedented levels and even overtaking France for the first time ever. Whilst the greatest successes in regards to quality have been the result of the Syrah grape varietal (known locally as Shiraz), Australia utilizes several Old World grapes, and has had fantastic results from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling, Chardonnay and more. As the Australian passion for locally produced wine continues to develop, wineries have begun experimenting with a wider range of grape varietals, meaning that nowadays it isn't uncommon to find high quality Australian wines made from Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Viognier, amongst many others.
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The Limestone Coast is one of the most well known and highly esteemed wine regions of South Australia, situated near the border with Victoria in the south-eastern part of the country. Limestone Coast has proven over the decades to be something of an ideal region for vineyard cultivation, as it benefits enormously from beautiful climatic conditions which include plenty of year round sunshine, tempered by brisk oceanic winds. All of the vineyards in the region are situated at low altitudes, and even during the dry ripening season, the vineyards are close enough to the water table to have plenty of access to the moisture required for growing exceptional, healthy and flavorful grapes. When it comes to grape varietals, vintners have had success with a wide range of grapes. However, the Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz varietals produce the most famous red wines of the region, with Chardonnay and Viognier grapes proving to be exceptionally fine for the region's white wines.
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