Yalumba The Caley Cabernet Shiraz 2018


The great Aussie red blend is done magnificently by one of our oldest and most accomplished wineries. As well as blending Cabernet and Shiraz, this is a blend of two of our most iconic regions, Coonawarra (for the Cabernet) and the Barossa (for the Shiraz, obviously). 2018 was a cracking vintage and time in the cellar has only added to the complexity. This vintage, the blend is 80% Coonawarra Cabernet and 20% Barossa Shiraz. The wine spent 20 months in French oak barriques, 38% new. There is a glorious sweet core of choc cherry fruit here plus exceptional balance and serious length. Blackberries, coffee beans, tobacco leaves and so much more. A wonderful wine with decades ahead of it, at least twenty years.