Second in line behind The Menzies in Yalumba’s Coonawarra Cabernet hierarchy and it’s a long term style. Set and forget form, with drying tannins as the centre feature. Oh and some regional mint.
More about structure than fruit, it’s a shy, medium bodied, slightly gruff red where you’re left waiting for the mid palate to fill out. It will get there, but I want a little more generosity for drinking now. Has some pretty classic Coonawarra character though. Hold.
Yalumba The Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon 2015. Best drinking: wait five years and drink over the next twenty. 17.5/20, 91/100. 14.5%, $43. Would I buy it? Just a glass for now.
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