Yalumba The Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Yalumba The Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The Cigar; a name coined by Coonawarra Vignerons to describe the unique cigar-shaped strip of rich red terra rossa soil. Home to some of Australia’s most famous vineyards, the secret of Coonawarra lies in the intimate bond between the terra rossa soil, limestone layers, pure artisan water and a long cool ripening season. Fortunate to be part of this iconic place, Yalumba salutes the region’s pioneers and those privileged to inherit its future.

James Halliday: 93/100,
“Cabernet to a tee”
James Suckling: 94/100

Yalumba The Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

The Cigar is a name coined by Coonawarra Vignerons to
describe the unique cigar-shaped strip of rich red terra rossa soil.
Home to some of Australia’s most famous vineyards, the secret
of Coonawarra lies in the intimate bond between the terra rossa
soil, limestone layers, pure artisan water and a long cool ripening
season. Fortunate to be part of this iconic place, Yalumba salutes
the region’s pioneers and those privileged to inherit its future.
TERROIR
The Menzies Vineyard, Yalumba’s premium Cabernet Sauvignon estate was established
in the world famous region of Coonawarra in 1975. The terroir is defined by red brown
earth over limestone, perfect for growing grapes for full-bodied, structured red wine.
VINTAGE CONDITIONS
Coonawarra experienced lower than average winter rainfall. These conditions coincided
with a warmer spring and summer, as a result vintage was approximately two weeks
earlier than average with lovely richness and concentration of fruit flavours.
WINEMAKING
The grapes for The Cigar are crushed into small static fermenters. As fermentation
commences, the temperature is allowed to peak early at 30°C, then given more control
at around 22°C. This ensures good extraction of colour and tannin. The grapes stay
on skins for around seven days, with some tanks given extended skin contact before
pressing.
TASTING NOTES
Deep red to crimson in colour. The aromatics display baking spices, plum, licorice
allsorts, and blackberries. There are nuances of sea spray and ozone, combined with a
melange of dark berries. The palate is rich and supple with great depth. Dark fruits,
such as blueberry, are complemented by a savoury mid palate, showing tapenade and
dried herbs. There are lovely bitter chocolate tannins and the recognisable structure
and architecture that Coonawarra Cabernet is famous for. The palate crosses the line
between savoury and fruit sweetness beautifully and will be a lovely youthful wine as
well as maturing into an elegant and structural older wine

More Information
Bottles Per Case 6
Vintage 2016
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