Yalumba the Scribbler Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Barossa Valley Bottle 2007

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Berry Bros & Rudd review: Yalumba is Australia's oldest family-owned winery, having been established in 1849 by English emigrant Samuel Smith. Despite a well-earned reputation for innovation in recent times, the Company has for decades specialised in red wine blends, principally Cabernet Sauvignon with Shiraz, and this is one of their highly individual examples.<br/><br/><br/><br/>All the fruit is hand-picked. The Scribbler has a complex aroma of black cherries, cassis, and blueberries interwoven with mocha and dark chocolate notes and a hint of spice. On the palate the typical cabernet characteristics emerge, blackcurrant, cedarwood and tobacco, balanced by the richer, deeper sweet fruit intensity of ripe Shiraz. The finish is long and balanced with slightly peppery, black olive elements.<br/><br/><strong>(Alun Griffiths MW, BBR Wine Director)</strong>

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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

External Reviews for Yalumba the Scribbler Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz Barossa Valley Bottle

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
04/14/2010

WS: 90 Points WE: 89 Points



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Berry Bros & Rudd review: Yalumba is Australia's oldest family-owned winery, having been established in 1849 by English emigrant Samuel Smith. Despite a well-earned reputation for innovation in recent times, the Company has for decades specialised in red wine blends, principally Cabernet Sauvignon with Shiraz, and this is one of their highly individual examples.<br/><br/><br/><br/>All the fruit is hand-picked. The Scribbler has a complex aroma of black cherries, cassis, and blueberries interwoven with mocha and dark chocolate notes and a hint of spice. On the palate the typical cabernet characteristics emerge, blackcurrant, cedarwood and tobacco, balanced by the richer, deeper sweet fruit intensity of ripe Shiraz. The finish is long and balanced with slightly peppery, black olive elements.<br/><br/><strong>(Alun Griffiths MW, BBR Wine Director)</strong>

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