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Yalumba Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz The Caley 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
Australia
appellation
Coonawarra
DC
97
VM
97
WS
95
Additional vintages
DC
97
Rated 97 by Decanter
This careful exercise in harmony is a grand showcase of marrying 80% Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon with Eden Valley Shiraz, bringing together different varieties from significantly different regions to achieve a seamless weave of complementary flavours and textures. It’s a bold vision smartly realised – the leafy lift, redcurrant bite and confident blackberry typical of Coonawarra Cabernet threaded with the plush red and blue fruited exuberance of Eden Shiraz. A lively fresh berry perfume leaps from the glass, but the great highlight of this blend is the comforting savoury notes that envelop the mid-palate and keep descending through its densely layered structure. Importantly, the bottled wine sits in cellar for 23 months before release, resulting in ideal balance, with fine-grained tannins underpinning the heft of rich, persistent fruits. ... More details
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Yalumba Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz The Caley 2018 750ml

SKU 933298
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Professional Ratings
DC
97
VM
97
WS
95
DC
97
Rated 97 by Decanter
This careful exercise in harmony is a grand showcase of marrying 80% Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon with Eden Valley Shiraz, bringing together different varieties from significantly different regions to achieve a seamless weave of complementary flavours and textures. It’s a bold vision smartly realised – the leafy lift, redcurrant bite and confident blackberry typical of Coonawarra Cabernet threaded with the plush red and blue fruited exuberance of Eden Shiraz. A lively fresh berry perfume leaps from the glass, but the great highlight of this blend is the comforting savoury notes that envelop the mid-palate and keep descending through its densely layered structure. Importantly, the bottled wine sits in cellar for 23 months before release, resulting in ideal balance, with fine-grained tannins underpinning the heft of rich, persistent fruits.
VM
97
Rated 97 by Vinous Media
This 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz The Caley is a picture of purity and precision. There are layers of bright red and black currant fruits spliced with graphite, red cherry and the faintest dusting of spice and dried herbs - all beautifully settled with a strong but integrated background of coffee bean oak. A classic claret style follows: a tight fruit core wound up in dense but satiny textured tannins. The finish is killer - seamless, sleek and extremely long, showing a seductive mix of fruit and tannins with a peacock's tail to close. This is a classic in the making.
WS
95
Rated 95 by Wine Spectator
Impressive and expansive, plush and rich, oozing with huckleberry and bittersweet chocolate–covered dried blueberry flavors, with touches of espresso on an appealing fleshy frame. Shows notes of palo santo, rosemary, white pepper and bay leaf that add aromatic complexity, with an epic, generous finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Drink now through 2040.
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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.
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size
750ml
country
Australia
appellation
Coonawarra
Additional vintages
Overview
This 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz The Caley is a picture of purity and precision. There are layers of bright red and black currant fruits spliced with graphite, red cherry and the faintest dusting of spice and dried herbs - all beautifully settled with a strong but integrated background of coffee bean oak. A classic claret style follows: a tight fruit core wound up in dense but satiny textured tannins. The finish is killer - seamless, sleek and extremely long, showing a seductive mix of fruit and tannins with a peacock's tail to close. This is a classic in the making.
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Region: Limestone Coast

Of all the wine regions of Australia, perhaps the most well known and highly regarded is the Limestone Coast, situated in the south-eastern part of the country, close to the border of Victoria. Here, the exceptional climatic conditions produce grapes of stunning ripeness and flavor, and result in wines which are perfectly grown for expressing the finer features of their mineral rich terroir. Warm sunshine meets cooling oceanic breezes to slowly ripen the grapes, and vintners have long had great successes with a wide range of varietals on the Limestone Coast. From superb Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz wines, to delicate and flavorful Viognier and Chardonnay wines, this region provides up to a third of Australia's wine, and is finding new fans each year.
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Country: Australia

Despite much of Australia being covered by dry, arid deserts and bushland, the southern regions of the country and islands such as Tasmania have proved to be ideal for vineyard cultivation and wine production. The fertile soils and brisk oceanic breezes, coupled with the blazing Australian sunshine allow the grapes to grow to full ripeness before a late harvest, resulting in hugely flavorful wines which appeal to a wide international audience. Combine this with the experimental and daring approach Australian wineries have in regards to wine production, and it becomes clear why Australia has relatively quickly become something of a world leader when it come to exporting their produce to Europe and America. The Shiraz and Chardonnay grape varietals have produced the most successful and broadly appreciated results over the decades, however, in more recent years wineries have begun experimenting with a much wider range of grape varietals, demonstrating how Australian wineries are continuing to adapt and develop alongside international palates.
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Region: Limestone Coast

Of all the wine regions of Australia, perhaps the most well known and highly regarded is the Limestone Coast, situated in the south-eastern part of the country, close to the border of Victoria. Here, the exceptional climatic conditions produce grapes of stunning ripeness and flavor, and result in wines which are perfectly grown for expressing the finer features of their mineral rich terroir. Warm sunshine meets cooling oceanic breezes to slowly ripen the grapes, and vintners have long had great successes with a wide range of varietals on the Limestone Coast. From superb Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz wines, to delicate and flavorful Viognier and Chardonnay wines, this region provides up to a third of Australia's wine, and is finding new fans each year.
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