|Australia||2013||Cabernet Shiraz The Signature, Yalumba||BT||1 \ 0||12||400.00||12||12||44.444444||94.00||94.00||Cabernet Shiraz The Signature, Yalumba||0.75||10|
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A classic blend of Cabernet and Shiraz, this is cedary and complex upon opening, easily mixing cassis, plum and blackberry with vanilla and baking spices. On the palate, it's dense and concentrated yet slightly reserved, suggesting rather than screaming its potential. A long, mocha-tinged finish wraps things up, combining dusty tannins with mouthwatering acids. Drink 2020–2030+.
Deep garnet-purple, the 2013 The Signature (Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz) has very youthful, pure black fruits aromas with a pronounced black plum and black currant nose with underlying pepper, Provence herbs and licorice suggestions. Big, dense and profoundly expressive in the mouth, the palate is firmly constructed with chewy tannins and great persistence. This is just starting to open, so forget it for 3-5 years and drink it over the next twenty.
2013 Signature starts with an incredible perfume, itself a stealthy attack on your senses. From there the flavour builds incrementally, with spice, fruit, spice and then fruit and this assembly of flavour and anti-flavour continues apace. The tannins are grainy, mouth-watering and chewy and they directly reflect the calibre of fruit used in this wine. This is a mighty Signature but it is also balanced with great skill, so you can actually approach it now and marvel at its dexterity. Of course, it will need time to mellow and evolve, but this is a spectacular wine and a relatively calm vintage for this label, so don’t be scared, introduce yourself to this wine as soon as you can and then you can decide on how to proceed.