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Yalumba Cabernet-Shiraz Blend Eden Valley the Reserve 2004

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Big and powerful with wonderful fresh fruit aromas set against a backdrop of lightly spicy and used oak. On the palate this is both chewy and fresh with acids that seem a bit high all things considered. There’s lovely balance and purity to the black currant fruit on the palate which shows a little minty quality on the back end. The finish is nicely dry, rather muscular and once again both chewy and refreshing, though the wine is showing it’s age with a bit of a lack of freshness as far as the fruit is concerned. 91pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Yalumba Cabernet-Shiraz Blend Eden Valley the Reserve

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.50 5
10/14/2013

Big and powerful with wonderful fresh fruit aromas set against a backdrop of lightly spicy and used oak. On the palate this is both chewy and fresh with acids that seem a bit high all things considered. There’s lovely balance and purity to the black currant fruit on the palate which shows a little minty quality on the back end. The finish is nicely dry, rather muscular and once again both chewy and refreshing, though the wine is showing it’s age with a bit of a lack of freshness as far as the fruit is concerned. 91pts


Member Reviews for Yalumba Cabernet-Shiraz Blend Eden Valley the Reserve

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
4.60 5
10/14/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
4557977,445
3.00 5
Vintage: 2002 08/10/2011

Mint, well-balanced but not too interesting to me. Slightly tannic.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 03/03/2011

dark, deep, rustic, aromas. Complex palate complete with dark jam, currants, black and blue berries, really awesome!


Snooth User: rjpease
3949851,035
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 03/03/2011

This is a beautiful red wine. Lots of cherries and dried fruit on the nose, with a beautifully smooth finish.


Snooth User: nvansicklen
211788549
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 03/03/2011

Rich dark color. Hints of blackberries and chocolate. Beautiful nose


Snooth User: tjjm
1376534266
0.00 5
Vintage: 2002 01/04/2014

The scribbled 2009.


Snooth User: Downingj
517640203
4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 03/03/2011

Rich dark fruit on the nose, slightly tannic with complex yet balanced flavors. Lovely wine with a meal or on its own


External Reviews for Yalumba Cabernet-Shiraz Blend Eden Valley the Reserve

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

This blend of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz is a selection of the 20 best barrels of 04 reds in Yalumba s cellars half of it aged in new French barriques and American oak hogsheads the balance in older French oak. It s ripe and powerful packed with blackberry flavors and tough full-on tannins. Heady and meaty this needs a few more years in bottle to settle down. For thick-cut lamb chops. Wine & Spirits.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Opaque ruby. Cherry compote dark plum vanilla and mocha on the powerful nose. Deep broad and smoky in the mouth offering lush dark fruit and floral pastille flavors and notes of anise bitter chocolate and vanilla bean. Finishes smooth and creamy with lingering vanilla and cassis notes and outstanding persistence. There are tannins here but they re sucked up by the fruit which makes this wine approachable now. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

A blend of 69% Cabernet and 31% Shiraz Yalumba s 2004 The Reserve is still firm and dusty on the finish suggesting at least another 2-3 years of cellaring are warranted. Cassis caramel earth and vanilla notes are all nicely integrated into a cohesive whole with the result being a dark chocolaty wine that s savory as much as it is fruity. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2001 06/20/2014

The 2001 The Reserve is 74% Cabernet Sauvignon and 26% Shiraz aged for 20 months in 70% new French oak hogsheads. From old vines with low yields the wine is densely colored and glass-coating. It has a splendid bouquet of smoke pencil lead tar espresso blueberry and blackberry. On the palate it remains an infant developmentally with full ripe tannin gobs of fruit and great length. It needs a minimum of 10-12 years of cellaring and will drink well through 2040. Robert Parkers Wine Advocat


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2001 11/14/2013

Deep red. Powerful blackberry and cassis aromas complemented by roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Lush creamy and sweet with deep dark berry liqueur flavors firmed by solid but harmonious tannins. Quintessentially Barossa with broad sweet fruit but also admirable finishing thrust and focus. There s no rush to drink this serious wine. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Vintage: 1998 08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 1998 - Yalumba The Reserve Shiraz Cabernet - Australien - Region: South Australia - Apellation: South Australia - Syrah blend - 750 ml.



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