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Award Winning Wines for » Fuller Bodied Dry Red Wines
- From the 2003 Competition

- Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 1998 - Medal

Highly Commended Wine

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Judges' Comments


Richness on the nose. Very concentrated and big. Rich fruit on the mid palate. Layers. Worked well with the pie. Sweetness came through. Layers stayed. The fruit of the wine is lifted with the dish. A great match.


A big wine with angular tannins but a good depth of fruit behind it. Needs to have some bottle age but it is still quite good at the present.


Minty, chocolate, black and red raspberry flavours. A long fine tannic finish. Tannins get a bit overly chewy with the pie, but the fruit purity remains very attractive.


Some dark fruit flavours. Velvety texture and heaps of very fine tannin. With the dish, the flavours came out in the mid palate and the tannins softened somewhat.


Fresh mouth. Soft body. A little watery. Soft tannins. The lack of structure or matter of the wine makes it a bad match for the dish that is well flavoured.


Touch dusty oak. Estuary alcohol short of character lift. The front palate had sweet rich fruit with an awkward mid palate and finish.


Minty, cherry and raspberry notes. Good concentration of fruit but more up front on the nose at the moment. Good tannic structure. Some minty notes still evident. Food does not match wine so well. Lots of tannin notes.


Some tired leathery notes. Slightly old fashioned style. With food, it is tough and the food can’t help.


A very raspy, oak character on the nose. A lot of toast and vanilla but there’s something a little bit rough about the oak. The tannin on the palate is quite rough, heavy and slightly hollow. Perhaps the tannin unbalances the wine slightly. This wine is a bit rough, rustic and a bit out there. Generous flavour with the food, but a bit strong on the alcohol which just heats up the aftertaste a bit.


Lots of toasty oak here. Some dark berries with some coconutty flavours. It’s soft, ripe and full. A little simple. The wine seems to die a little bit quickly. The match follows and fades a bit quickly too. Whether that’s the excess of oak or the slight simplicity in the wine, it doesn’t really matter.


Very ripe. Quite a juicy, squishy palate. It lacked structure but it finished with hard oak tannins. It is too oaky for the food.


Broad, sweet blackberries. Creamy mouth feel and sweet vanilla berries. Quite nice on its own but too much for the roo. Also big chunky tannins overpower this medium fat dish.


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Country Of Origin

Wine Style
Fuller Bodied Dry Red Wines

Grape Variety
Barossa 100% , Cabernet Sauvignon 51% Shiraz 49% - 100%

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Typical Retail Price
AUD$39.95 (TRP)

Alcohol 14.5% v/v

Customer Relations Person
Nicole Potter

His/Her Telephone
+61 2 8069 8888

+61 2 8969 8899


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