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Yalumba Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz The Caley 2016 750ml

size
750ml
country
Australia
appellation
Coonawarra
JS
98
DC
96
WA
96
VM
96
WE
95
WS
95
Additional vintages
JS
98
Rated 98 by James Suckling
This has a very impressive sense of composure, offering a very attractive, cedary and floral nose with deep violets and a wealth of forest wood, bracken and blueberries, as well as plums. The palate has intensely ripe, assertive fruit flavors with a succulent, dense and rich delivery of black-cherry, cassis and blackberry flavors. Density with focus and a strong drive at the finish. Long and juicy with real freshness. A blend of 71% Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon and 29% Barossa shiraz. Drink or hold. ... More details
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Yalumba Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz The Caley 2016 750ml

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Professional Ratings
JS
98
DC
96
WA
96
VM
96
WE
95
WS
95
JS
98
Rated 98 by James Suckling
This has a very impressive sense of composure, offering a very attractive, cedary and floral nose with deep violets and a wealth of forest wood, bracken and blueberries, as well as plums. The palate has intensely ripe, assertive fruit flavors with a succulent, dense and rich delivery of black-cherry, cassis and blackberry flavors. Density with focus and a strong drive at the finish. Long and juicy with real freshness. A blend of 71% Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon and 29% Barossa shiraz. Drink or hold.
DC
96
Rated 96 by Decanter
An elegant, markedly fresh fifth release, with restrained twig, tobacco, bay leaf and mint nuances. Gliding along a fine-grained rail of tannins, well-focused blackcurrant leads the charge. Silky black cherry and sweet, succulent plum add dimension and juicy impetus through the mid palate. Black olive, chocolate, clove, anise, ironstone and liquorice lend savoury nuances. Harmonious, tapering and persistent, the grippy finish reminds you it will age beautifully too. Drinking Window 2021 - 2041.
WA
96
Rated 96 by Wine Advocate
The 2016 The Caley Cabernet & Shiraz is sourced from both Coonawarra and the Barossa (Cabernet from Coonawarra, Shiraz from Barossa), and is an elegant if old-school rendition of the classic Australian blend. Cassis, milk chocolate, licorice, raspberry, black olive brine, bramble and spice combine to bring about a harmonious, tranquil wine. The tannins are fully entrenched into the fruit, cushioned and disguised from view from all angles. This is a satisfying, plush wine with layers of fruit and velvety tannin. It will age very well.
VM
96
Rated 96 by Vinous Media
Inky ruby. Highly expressive, spice-accented black and blue fruit preserves, incense, vanilla and pipe tobacco qualities on the nose, with cedary oak and spice note emerging with aeration. Offers palate-staining cherry liqueur, blackcurrant and fruitcake flavors that are braced and sharpened by a spine of smoky minerality. Gains weight with air while retaining vivacity and finishes gently sweet and extremely long, with slow-mounting, polished tannins adding framework and final grip.
WE
95
Rated 95 by Wine Enthusiast
A blend of Cabernet from Coonawarra, and Shiraz from Barossa, this is a cool-edged bottling of Caley that needs plenty of time in decanter to reveal its charms. It then rewards with layers of heady aromas reminiscent of dark chocolate, mint, violets, fleshy red currant, cherry, wild strawberry and vanilla bean. The palate is powerful but poised and harmonious, the silky fruit cradled by powerful, chalk-and-spice tannins that indicate a long life is still ahead. A black tie, expensive watch kind of a wine from one of Australia's most historic producers. Should cellar until 2037 at least. (Cellar Selection)
WS
95
Rated 95 by Wine Spectator
A profound red, rich and dense, based around a core of generous ripe cherry, spiced plum and framboise flavors, with taut tannins adding a firm backbone as the details expand on the finish. Dried rose petal, cedar, rosemary, salted black licorice and dark chocolate notes linger on the long, expressive finish. Cabernet and Shiraz. Drink now through 2042.
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 has a very impressive sense of composure, offering a very attractive, cedary and floral nose with deep violets and a wealth of forest wood, bracken and blueberries, as well as plums. The palate has intensely ripe, assertive fruit flavors with a succulent, dense and rich delivery of black-cherry, cassis and blackberry flavors. Density with focus and a strong drive at the finish. Long and juicy with real freshness. A blend of 71% Coonawarra cabernet sauvignon and 29% Barossa shiraz. Drink or hold.
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Region: Limestone Coast

In south-eastern Australia, close to the border of Victoria, we find the Limestone Coast – one of Australia's best known and most highly regarded wine regions which produces up to a third of the country's wines each year. Limestone Coast is notably for many reasons; the cool, maritime climate which allows the grapes to ripen slowly and fully makes it a favorite for vintners and wine lovers alike, and the high quality soil rich in minerals often results in characterful wines with plenty of terroir expression. Interestingly, unlike other Australian wine regions, the Limestone Coast has a very healthy water table, meaning that irrigation is no issue in the region, and the vines remain healthy even through the dry ripening season. Plenty of different varietals flourish there, and red wine grapes grow to full ripeness in the warmer areas of the coastline, whilst fine white varietals such as Viognier grow very well indeed in the cooler parts.
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Country: Australia

With over sixteen thousand hectares of Australian land now under vine, Australia has become something of a world leader in regards to wine production. One of Australia's key attributes to their success has been their willingness to leave traditional vineyard practices to one side, and develop techniques which are perfectly suited to a New World country. Modern Australian wineries take into consideration the climate and the unique soil types which cover much of their country, and have had fantastic results from cross-breeding programs and blending practices which make the most of the grape varietals which thrive most successfully there, notably the Shiraz and Chardonnay grapes. In recent years, Australia has been lauded as the 'most influential' wine producing country in the world, and the rest of the New World is looking down under for inspiration, and the ability to produce comparable fine wines on their own terrain.
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