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2015 Yalumba Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon

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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.

Winemaker's Notes

At Yalumba we believe that one good wine leads to another. The Y Series was created with that belief in mind.

The Y Series represents a collection of iconic classics and exciting new varietals. Each authentically crafted with fruit from South Australia’s most celebrated wine regions.

We hope that the glass of wine you hold in your hand right now marks the beginning of a delicious journey, and we look forward to sharing our love of wine as you explore the Y Series.

Winemaker Comments: Wet conditions prevailed during the 2014 winter, replenishing soil moisture levels, with relatively mild conditions in the latter part of 2014 encouraging healthy vine growth. Rain in January 2015 freshened the vineyards for the final ripening period through to harvest, resulting in fruit driven red wines with structure and presence. The grapes were fermented in both static and rotary fermenters, with warm temperatures at the onset of fermentation, along with 3 – 5 days post ferment maceration, helping to extract soft, fleshy tannins and build wine structure.

Tasting Notes: Deep crimson in colour with a magenta hue, the 2015 Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon is an attractive, fruit driven wine that opens with floral aromas of violets and lavender, spice and cedar to finish. The palate is tight and restrained with currants and Satsuma plum. It is medium to full bodied, vibrant, with enough tannin to add a structural component that keeps driving the wine.

A lovely match for this wine is traditional or vegetarian homemade lasagne.

Vegan friendly.

Alc/vol: 14.0%

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2015 Yalumba Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon

Expert Reviews

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.
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
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.
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.
Good Wine Guide
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
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
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
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
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