Price:  £12.05 | Case Rate: £12.05
Ex Tax: £10.04

Yalumba - Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Maker: Andrew La Nauze
  • Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now
Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
WA: 86 (2012) VS: 87 (2013) WE: 88 (2013) JH: 88 (2014) WF: 87 (2010) TS: 92 (2010)

Wine tasting notes

A dark scarlet with purple hues, this wine exhibits classic varietal aromas of crushed blackcurrants, violets and mint leaf, which are enhanced by hints of dusty French oak, tobacco leaf and cinnamon. A full bodied and rich wine on the palate, the Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon shows classical flavours of mint leaf and blackcurrant with hints of chocolate. Balanced ripe tannins parade across the palate, leading to a long and persistent finish.

Winery Information


Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch ?Yalumba? ? aboriginal for ?all the land around?.Six generations and more than 150 years later Yalumba, Australia?s oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature,.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2012)86 pts

Aug 2014 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown: Deep garnet colored, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Y Series offers a nose of kirsch, dried mulberries, bay leaves and plum preserves with a spice box undercurrent. Medium-bodied, it fills the palate with nicely evolved red and black fruit flavors and dried herb lift supported by chewy tannins, finishing medium to long and tangy. Drink it now to 2016+.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2013)87 pts

Jul 2014 -Deep ruby. Ripe cherry and blueberry scents, along with notes of mocha, licorice and black pepper. Spicy, focused dark fruit flavors betray some heat and pick up a smoky quality with air. Finishes with good cut, dusty tannins and lingering spiciness.-- Josh Raynolds

Wine Enthusiast (2013)88 pts

This isn't the biggest, baddest Cabernet. Instead, it's more of a charmer

James Halliday (2014)88 pts

The best of the current vintage of Y Series, with pristine varietal fruit expression in a medium-bodied frame; good now, good in 5 years.

Wine Front (2010)87 pts

This Y Series cabernet is a pretty tasty option. The list price is $14.95 but it won’t be hard to find it at a much sharper price. For that you get a pure, curranty, well-flavoured wine of clear varietal character. Dust and dried leaves make a clear flavour impression. It’s bitter on the finish but with food you don’t notice it. Put this on the ‘consider’ list.

Tyson Stelzer (2010)92 pts

The sheer statement of class made by the new incarnation of Y Series is monumental for a brand currently discounted to $9.50 at Dan's. No wine in the line is as masterfully constructed as the cabernet. It sings with the definition of Wrattonbully and the generosity of Langhorne Creek, with fine, textural tannins, varietal violet, blackcurrant, tobacco and mint, and a touch of dark chocolate French oak. It's worth double its street price, and it will age

Vinification Notes

The grapes were fermented in static potter and rotary fermenters. Warm temperatures at the onset of fermentation and also 3-5 days post ferment maceration has helped extract soft fleshy tannins and build wine structure.