Wine Filter

Currently shopping by:

Wine Type:

Country:

Region:

Area:

Grape:

Producer:

Price: {{ priceRange }}

Feature: {{ featureOrganic }}

Feature: {{ featureVegetarian }}

Feature: {{ featureVegan }}
clear all filters

The Signature

Yalumba - The Signature 2015

Australia
Red Wine from South Australia · Australia
Price: £40.00
Case Rate: £40.00
Ex Tax: £26.67
Country:
Wine Region: South Australia
Wine Area: Barossa Valley
Winery: Yalumba
Wine Maker: Kevin Glastonbury
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Grape Percentage: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon , 49% Shiraz
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Cellar guide: 15+ years
Vegan:
Yes
Vegan
{{ quantity }}
Rating 93 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
Add to wishlist
Country:
Wine Region: South Australia
Wine Area: Barossa Valley
Winery: Yalumba
Wine Maker: Kevin Glastonbury
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon Blend
Grape Percentage: 51% Cabernet Sauvignon , 49% Shiraz
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Cellar guide: 15+ years
Vegan:
Yes
Vegan

Wine tasting notes

This wine is medium to deep brick red in colour and opens with perfumed fruits, showing blue exotic florals, pomegranate and cranberry, with milk chocolate and liquorice depth. The palate is medium weighted with a fresh, tight acidity carrying through. Stylish, approachable and very drinkable. To enjoy this wine at its best, we recommend decanting it.

Food matching

This wine can stand can stand up to rich and robust fare, but is also perfect to complement simply cooked or grilled red meat, game and chicken. It works well with most cheeses and cold-cuts, including salami. Vegetarians can try it with roast root vegetables or vegetable tarts. Avoid ingredients and preparations that are too subtle, cream sauces and anything that is overly salty or spicy.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015) - 93 pts

Yalumba's 2015 The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz features complementary notes of cedar and cassis, vanilla and blackberries, mint and black olives. It's full-bodied and velvety in feel, with ample tannin but also a sense of generosity, and it has a long, grainy-textured finish. Concentrated and intense, it should age well for a decade and a half or more. This 46th vintage of The Signature has been dedicated to Darrell Kruger, Barossa vineyard manager for Yalumba since 1975.


JancisRobinson.com (2015) - 17.5 pts

Beautifully polished with burnished tannins and fully integrated varietal ingredients. Quite aromatic with a hint of one of the spices in a Fisherman's Friend throat lozenge and sweet leather but overall delightfully subtle. Very long and particularly throat-warming. Not the sort of wine you would sip without food but a triumph for those looking for something to accompany a strongly flavoured dish – or even blue cheese.


James Suckling (2015) - 96 pts

This has a very attractive, blackberry and red-plum nose with some leafy elements, as well as plenty of oak spice and hints of black tea. This has a fleshy, supple, bold and round palate. Very supple, sleek and long. Silky, yet sturdy. Very drinkable now and will last a good two decades. A vinous slam dunk! Drink or hold.


Wine Enthusiast (2015) - 93 pts

This premium cuvée from Yalumba is classic Barossa. An almost 50-50 split of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, it is rich and muscular yet restrained and balanced. It weaves notes of chocolate, plums, cherries, licorice, olives and ground black pepper with sweeter, cola-like notes from aging in a variety of oak barrels. The fruit on the palate feels bright and fresh thanks to a nice line of acidity. It's supported by savory, textured tannins. Drink now, with protein at hand and until 2029 at least. CHRISTINA PICKARD


James Halliday (2015) - 94 pts

A seamless affair. Tobacco, blackcurrant, plum and malty oak sing in beautiful harmony, firm tannin singing from the same integrated songbook. Mint and dried herb notes make qualified contributions too. It doesn't have a lot of spunk, but it puts not a foot wrong.

Cellartracker! - click here for consumer reviews from the world's largest community forum.