Yalumba the Scribbler 2010
What an extraordinary value. The Aussies have long been blenders of different varietals. You might think of this as a beter-than-everyday Bordeaux with a 'down under' twist. There are to be found aromas and flavors of dark olives and tobacco to go with the dark fruits common to cabernet like dark plums and black cherries.
Editorial Reviews for Yalumba the Scribbler
Dark chocolate and tobacco note flood the nose here with black pepper and herbal nuances adding detail to the underlying base of dark, dried fruits all topped with allspice like oak. A touch sweet on entry, this quickly rights itself delivering a rich, powerful mouthful of dark fruit that is well supported by bright acids and fine grained tannins. the fruit shows hints of raspberry on the palate with an edgy, raw quality to it. This is a big wine that shows a whisper of heat on the long finish, but it remains very well balanced and with oak well integrated and fruit that more than strays into the red fruit end of the spectrum. Just a little chewy in the mouth, this is very well put together. 90pts