Yalumba Samuels Collection, Shiraz Cabernet, Barossa, Australia, 2018
Grapes: A blend of 51% Shiraz and 49% Cabernet Sauvignon matured for eleven months in 19% new French and Hungarian oak hogsheads and barriques, with the balance in one to five year-old French, American and Hungarian barrels.
The wine opens with fresh, bright aromas of dark red plums, cherries and brooding dark chocolate flavours from the Shiraz, entwined in the redcurrant, cedar flavours of the Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is rich, fleshy and generous,
yet soft and supple. Rich, balanced flavours linger throughout the finish.
"Deep ruby-red with depth, light on edge. The nose is gently full and has richness, dark fruit nuances melded with liquorice, cocoa, eucalyptus and spices in harmony. Full-bodied, rich on the palate, packed with ripe plums, ripe blackberries, blueberries, unfolding black pepper, mocha, liquorice, cloves. Rich flavoured spices and mocha linger with a moderate tannin grip, added texture and weight. Balance acidity provides a smooth flow. This is a Barossa Shiraz with complexities of oak and spice on a fine-grained tannin structure."
18/20 points, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, September 2021
Sourced from Barossa vineyards with vines varying in age from 10 to more than 35 years. The vines are planted in a diverse range of sites with slight variations in micro-climates and soil types, including red brown earths, sandy loams and dark clay soils. These variations contribute to the diversity of flavours in Samuel’s Collection Barossa Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Enjoy with rosemary, pepper beef rib roast and porcini jus or crispy peanut tofu and cauliflower rice stir-fry.
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- Primary Grape/Blend:
- Shiraz (Syrah)
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