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Yalumba Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Red Wine from Australia - South Australia
Yalumba are one of the great names of South Australian wine, and this example punches well above its weight. A deliciously generous and juicy cabernet sauvignon which is fresh but full-bodied, with a cassis-laden nose and a red and black-fruited palate.
Price: £8.25 Bottle
Price: £49.50 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: AU24001

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • No oak influence
  • Now to 2024
  • 75cl
  • Screwcap

South Australia

South Australia (SA) is Australia’s wine heartland, producing most of the country's wine and boasting some of its oldest vines. The dry, hot climate ripens grapes fully, making bold, dense and concentrated wines.

The Barossa Valley has a rich viticultural history with patches of bush-trained vines, many more than 100 years old. It is first and foremost a red wine region. Shiraz is king but cabernet sauvignon, grenache and mourvèdre play an important part, too.

Close to the Barossa is the Eden Valley, a windswept series of elevated hills producing exceptional shiraz and floral riesling. Just north of the Barossa is the Clare Valley, which represents Australia's pinnacle for riesling, where elevated vineyards temper the intense heat, producing dry whites of immense class and purity. The region’s powerful and muscular reds can be outstanding too.

On the coast south of Adelaide is McLaren Vale, which vies with Barossa to be SA's best red-wine region. The climate is warm enough to...
South Australia (SA) is Australia’s wine heartland, producing most of the country's wine and boasting some of its oldest vines. The dry, hot climate ripens grapes fully, making bold, dense and concentrated wines.

The Barossa Valley has a rich viticultural history with patches of bush-trained vines, many more than 100 years old. It is first and foremost a red wine region. Shiraz is king but cabernet sauvignon, grenache and mourvèdre play an important part, too.

Close to the Barossa is the Eden Valley, a windswept series of elevated hills producing exceptional shiraz and floral riesling. Just north of the Barossa is the Clare Valley, which represents Australia's pinnacle for riesling, where elevated vineyards temper the intense heat, producing dry whites of immense class and purity. The region’s powerful and muscular reds can be outstanding too.

On the coast south of Adelaide is McLaren Vale, which vies with Barossa to be SA's best red-wine region. The climate is warm enough to guarantee lush, chocolatey reds from shiraz, grenache and cabernet, while its strong maritime influence invests elegance in chardonnay, viognier and marsanne. Nearby Langhorne is cooled by the lake and nearby sea, and grows grapes of very good quality at a low cost. These excellent-value wines are marked by a softness and fullness of flavour. The Adelaide Hills area east of the city are cool and provide the perfect ingredients for lemony sauvignon blanc and chardonnay. Coonawarra, further south-east behind the Limestone Coast, is South Australia's leading cabernet region, the unique terra rossa soil and maritime influence producing grapes with intense flavours and fabulous structure.
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Yalumba

The Yalumba Wine Company is Australia’s oldest family-owned winery. Currently run by Robert and Sam Hill Smith, the winery is situated in the Barossa Valley where there are plantings of some of the world’s oldest vines. Yalumba was founded by a British brewer, Samuel Smith, who emigrated to Australia with his family from Dorset in 1847. In 1849, Smith purchased a 30 acre block of land on the edge of a settlement and planted his first vineyards. He named his property ‘Yalumba’, an indigenous Australian word meaning ‘all the land around.’ Yalumba now owns over 1000 acres of vineyards in the Barossa, Clare and Eden valleys, as well owning vines in Coonawarra and as buying in grapes from selected growers, some of whom they have been working with for four or more generations.

This property is a beacon of hands-on winemaking. No aspect of the process is left to chance, as evidenced by the master coopers crafting oak barrels on site and a vine nursery where both new and established varieties are propagated. Yalumba is quite unusual in making wines at all price levels from entry level to fine and sought-after and The Society regularly follows premium labels Signature, The Menzies and Mesh labels, as well as everyday classics including Heggies Chardonnay.

Robert Hill-Smith, the fifth generation, has led Yalumba forward, innovating and inventing nto the 21st century without compromise, cementing Yalumba’s reputation for high-quality wines, authenticity, and integrity. Robert pioneered ...
The Yalumba Wine Company is Australia’s oldest family-owned winery. Currently run by Robert and Sam Hill Smith, the winery is situated in the Barossa Valley where there are plantings of some of the world’s oldest vines. Yalumba was founded by a British brewer, Samuel Smith, who emigrated to Australia with his family from Dorset in 1847. In 1849, Smith purchased a 30 acre block of land on the edge of a settlement and planted his first vineyards. He named his property ‘Yalumba’, an indigenous Australian word meaning ‘all the land around.’ Yalumba now owns over 1000 acres of vineyards in the Barossa, Clare and Eden valleys, as well owning vines in Coonawarra and as buying in grapes from selected growers, some of whom they have been working with for four or more generations.

This property is a beacon of hands-on winemaking. No aspect of the process is left to chance, as evidenced by the master coopers crafting oak barrels on site and a vine nursery where both new and established varieties are propagated. Yalumba is quite unusual in making wines at all price levels from entry level to fine and sought-after and The Society regularly follows premium labels Signature, The Menzies and Mesh labels, as well as everyday classics including Heggies Chardonnay.

Robert Hill-Smith, the fifth generation, has led Yalumba forward, innovating and inventing nto the 21st century without compromise, cementing Yalumba’s reputation for high-quality wines, authenticity, and integrity. Robert pioneered viognier in Australia, which in turn has led to Yalumba being widely recognised as one of the most distinguished producers of the grape in the world.
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Australia Vintage 2019

It’s hard to give a blanket picture of how Australia has done in any particular vintage as, frankly, it’s huge! Regional variation notwithstanding, 2019 generally looks good in most regions after an excellent 2018. Drought, though, continued to be a problem, and rising temperatures in places such as McLaren Vale mean that alcohol levels are only going in one direction.

However, I would urge members not to base their view of the entirety of Australia on what is going on in Barossa or McLaren Vale. 2019 in Margaret River produced some excellent wines and this continues to be a world-class region for elegant, silky and delicious cabernet-based wines. Tasmania, Yarra and Mornington Peninsula have also shone in the 2019 vintage and demonstrate how fantastic Australia is for cooler-climate winemaking. Thanks to Margaret River and Mornington Peninsula’s sea influence (therefore keeping temperatures cooler) and the microclimates of Yarra Valley and Tasmania, these regions are set to...
It’s hard to give a blanket picture of how Australia has done in any particular vintage as, frankly, it’s huge! Regional variation notwithstanding, 2019 generally looks good in most regions after an excellent 2018. Drought, though, continued to be a problem, and rising temperatures in places such as McLaren Vale mean that alcohol levels are only going in one direction.

However, I would urge members not to base their view of the entirety of Australia on what is going on in Barossa or McLaren Vale. 2019 in Margaret River produced some excellent wines and this continues to be a world-class region for elegant, silky and delicious cabernet-based wines. Tasmania, Yarra and Mornington Peninsula have also shone in the 2019 vintage and demonstrate how fantastic Australia is for cooler-climate winemaking. Thanks to Margaret River and Mornington Peninsula’s sea influence (therefore keeping temperatures cooler) and the microclimates of Yarra Valley and Tasmania, these regions are set to become increasingly important and worth following.
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