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2014 Yalumba Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon

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RRP $17.99 per bottle

Our Price $14.99

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$179.88 (12 x 750ml)

cracka review

This bargain offering from Yalumba makes for smooth, lush drinking. Blackcurrants, leafiness, soft spice and violets decorate the nose, whilst the palate is more medium-bodied, soft and juicy, with gentle tannins and acidity leading to a fluffy, slinky finish. An excellent quaffer at the price.

expert reviews

Wine Companion (2014 Vintage) says
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.
Drink by 2021
88
Raymond Chan (2015 Vintage) says
Very dark, deep, black-hued purple-red colour, a little lighter on the edge. This has a very fine, firm and intense nose of blackcurrant fruit along with notes of cassis, dark herbs, mint and suggestions of leaf. The aromatics are fresh, and still quite primary in expression and show with clarity. Medium-full bodied, the palate has an intense core with concentrated flavours of juicy and ripe blackcurrants and cassis, entwined with mint elements. The mouthfeel is lively and fresh, with lacy acidity, and the palate flows easily along an underlining extracted palate, leading to a long, lingering finish of blackcurrants and mint. This is an elegantly concentrated, juicy Cabernet Sauvignon with blackcurrant and cassis flavours with fine, grainy tannin structure, the wine showing classical varietal expression. Match with roast lamb and beef over the next 3+ years.
85
Tyson Stelzer (2010 Vintage) says
Y Series is one of the best buys under $15 and cabernet is its most masterfully crafted rendition. Wrattonbully definition meets Langhorne generosity. It's easily worth double its street price.
WINE100
92
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
This has a distinctive cabernet nose that offers cassis and some bright fl orals; simply stated, it s all about the fruit here. The palate is light and bright, and faithfully follows the aromas of blue fruits and cassis. It drops more flavour than most at this price, in balanced and easy style.
Now
Good Wine Guide
90
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
One of the stars of Y Series this year, this is a cabernet that ticks boxes rarely seen at this price. Impressive varietal definition of blackcurrant and redcurrant fruit, a perfumed bouquet of violets, capsicum and tomatoes and the kind of finely structured tannins that provide short-term cellaring potential.
WINE 100 Magazine - 2011 2011
91
Campbell Mattinson (2009 Vintage) says
It's sourced from a number of South Australian regions and as is so often the case at the affordable end of the market - it's cabernet to the rescue. This is the best of the Yalumba Y Series red releases this year. It's clearly varietal and chockers with well-weighted, dark fruit flavour. Blackcurrant, dust, tobacco and eucalypt. Grippy tannin gives the wine form and bite. This is a good-un, for definite.
The Wine Front, 2011 2011
90
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Has pleasing cassis-accented cabernet fruit in a generally low profile style, the oak and tannins marked more by their absence than presence.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
85

winemaker's notes

Enticing berry fruit, dewy eucalypt, briar and spicy oak aromas are the perfect opening. The palate builds slowly with black fruits and spice; rich and full, mouth coating cocoa tannins and blackcurrants. The wine has lovely length; the structure is restrained and seamless. This is a Cabernet that is contemporary, enjoyable and varietal.

A lovely match for this wine would be home-made lasagne.

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

Alc/vol: 13.0%

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