2008 Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia

( £28.99, 14.5%, Slurp, Wine Direct )

You could open this impressive Cabernet/Shiraz blend right now, but you’d be missing out on what the wine will do in bottle. This is the top red from Yalumba in most vintages and that’s the case here. It’s rich and deeply coloured, but not over-ripe or blowsy in the slightest. Structured and sweet, with nuances of blueberry, mint, chocolate and vanilla, polished, fine-grained tannins a a long, satisfying finish.

Drinking window: 2013-20Similar Wines: £20-£30, 91-95, Australia, Red, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah/Shiraz
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