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Yalumba Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra the Menzies 2007

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In an era when consolidation seems an unstoppable force and Australian wine is becoming ever more corporate, Yalumba’s steadfast independence as Australia’s oldest family-owned winery is to be applauded. Robert Hill Smith is the fifth generation in charge since the winery’s foundation in 1849, and he manages a company that boasts independence not just of ownership, but also in many aspects of production. For example, Yalumba has its own nursery and cooperage, so all the vines and barrels used are guaranteed to be of top quality. The 2006 growing season consisted of a late winter break, but then very favourable winter and spring rains, filling up the soil profiles with water, placing the vines in excellent health with strong canopies and a balanced fruit-set. The wine was matured for three months, in mostly one to three year old French oak hogsheads. Three percent of the blend was matured in French oak barriques. Characters of bright blackcurrant, cedar, dark cherries and a hint of mocha chocolate with a very elegant palate.

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The Yalumba Wine Company:
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" – aboriginal for "all the land around&qu... Read more
Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" – aboriginal for "all the land around". Six generations and more than 150 years later Yalumba, Australia's oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature, embodying all that has made the Australian wine success story the envy of winemakers the world over. Yalumba wines have a style all of their own and each have been influenced by a diverse range of elements. Elements Yalumba likes to call 'the controllables', such as the Yalumba Vine Nursery and on-site cooperage – as well as other factors that cannot be emulated by any other winery. Yalumba’s history and tradition combined with a reputation for innovation. Yalumba Announced Winestate Magazine Wine Company of the Year 2007 “Tradition, Loyalty and the spirit of Progress” Click here to download presenter. 'Our driving emotion is a responsibility to leave a legacy and a desire to make a difference' ROBERT HILL SMITH - Fifth generation Yalumba proprietor 'The Hill Smith family has always had a good eye for an exceptional vineyard site' ROBIN NETTELBECK - Viticulturist 'At Yalumba, no aspect of winegrowing or winemaking is left to chance' ALAN HOEY - Winemaker 'A winemaker's challenge is to add an individual element to each wine. We hope to provide enjoyable, multi-dimensional wines' BRIAN WALSH - Winemaker 'Articulating which wine style Yalumba does best is almost as difficult as asking a parent to name a favourite child' SAM HILL SMITH - Joint proprietor, gallery owner 'The journey of 'Rare & Fine' has been one of trial, error and learning and certainly a rewarding one' ROBERT HILL SMITH 'I am proud to be the 7th master cooper at Yalumba; it's a longstanding tradition and unique amongst today's winemakers' ANDREW BROAD - Master Cooper 'Admiration not imitation - this is undoubtedly the catch-cry of the Yalumba winemaker' ROBERT HILL SMITH 'Our work with Viognier is testament to our willingness and confidence to look to the future' LOUISA ROSE - Winemaker 'We are committed to minimising environmental impact for a sustainable, successful future' CECIL CAMILLERI - Environmental Manager 'Our goal is to be the finest independent Australian Winemaker and Wine Ambassador' ROBERT HILL SMITH Read less

Member Reviews for Yalumba Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra the Menzies

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Snooth User: lingprof
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4.50 5
06/22/2010

Wow! I got this on sale for 11 bucks, not expecting too much, just liked the label. Complex nose, followed by fig and warm berry (berry cobbler?) on the palate. It seemed pretty tannic to me, for something at this price range, and I'm guessing it will actually cellar well. (but the overall effect was still nice). I bet it could pass for a pricey bordeaux in a blind tasting!


Snooth User: bpm
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4.00 5
05/02/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Yalumba Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra the Menzies

External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
01/17/2011

Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - Yalumba: Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - Rotwein von YalumbaIm Glas ein mittleres Purpurrot. Sein Bukett verströmt eine wunderbare Aromenvielfalt von Zedernholz, Eukalyptus, Pflaumen und schwarzer Kirsche. Am Gaumen kommt noch ein deutlicher Ton von schwarzen Oliven dazu sowie florale Noten wie von zarten grünen Zweigen. Der Yalumba Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 hat einen mittelkräftigen Körper, seine Säure und Tannine sind gut ausbalanciert und hinterlassen eine harmonische Textur. Im Abgang erlebt der Gaumen leicht süße Noten von Vanille und Zedernholz. Der ideale Begleiter zu Rumpsteak mit Kartoffeln und Kräuterbutter oder in Kräuterbutter geschwenktes Gemüse.Weingut: YalumbaLand: AustralienRegion: Eden ValleyRebsorte: Cabernet SauvignonInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,5Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,5 g/lRestsüße: trockenLagerfähigkeit: 5 bis 7 JahreFassreife: in Barriques gereiftEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 bis 18°C Rotwein > Australien > Eden Valley


External Review
Source: ONLINEWEINKELLER.de
03/29/2010

Oxford Landing Cabernet-Shiraz 2007 - Yalumba : Oxford Landing Cabernet-Shiraz 2007 - Rotwein von Yalumba Der Wine Spectator schreibt über den klassischen australischen Blend so: "..a red wine to enjoy."Im Glas leuchtet der Wein rubinrot. In der Nase duftet er nach roten und schwarzen Johannisbeeren mit dezenter Würze. Aromen von Kräutern und Pflaume dominieren am Gaumen, aber auch Johannisbeernoten sind zu erkennen. Der Oxford Landing Cabernet-Shiraz 2007 schmeichelt mit seiner sehr weichen Art am Gaumen. Im Hintergrund kann man dezente Holzaromen wahrnehmen. Sie geben dem Wein eine gute Kontur. In der Mitte des Gaumens kann man leichte Würzaromen wie Pfeffer und einen kleinen mineralischen Touch erkennen. Der Körper ist mittelkräftig mit weichen Tanninen. Der Abgang klingt fruchtig nach.Er passt hervorragend zu Lammfilet mit Kräuterkruste und Rinderbraten mit Rotwein-Schalottensauce.Weingut: YalumbaLand: AustralienRegion: South Eastern Australia - South AustraliaRebsorte: Cabernet Sauvingon, ShirazInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,0 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,5 g/lRestsüße: trockenLagerfähigkeit: 3 - 4 Jahre ab Jahrgang Fassreife: in Barriques gereift (6 Monate)Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18 °C Rotwein > Australien > South Eastern Australia


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Yalumba The Scribbler 2007 and all other wine from Yalumba are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Australia and across the globe.


External Review
04/28/2010

Yalumba Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 is a rich and vibrant wine ofexceptional varietal flavour and generous fruit. Full depth, purple red incolour, it shows bright and lively aromas of violets, spices, cherries andeucalypts which are supported by subtle hints of mocha chocolate. A wine ofstructure, yet soft and supple with a generously textured mid palate.



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In an era when consolidation seems an unstoppable force and Australian wine is becoming ever more corporate, Yalumba’s steadfast independence as Australia’s oldest family-owned winery is to be applauded. Robert Hill Smith is the fifth generation in charge since the winery’s foundation in 1849, and he manages a company that boasts independence not just of ownership, but also in many aspects of production. For example, Yalumba has its own nursery and cooperage, so all the vines and barrels used are guaranteed to be of top quality. The 2006 growing season consisted of a late winter break, but then very favourable winter and spring rains, filling up the soil profiles with water, placing the vines in excellent health with strong canopies and a balanced fruit-set. The wine was matured for three months, in mostly one to three year old French oak hogsheads. Three percent of the blend was matured in French oak barriques. Characters of bright blackcurrant, cedar, dark cherries and a hint of mocha chocolate with a very elegant palate.

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