Yalumba The Signature 2013

Yalumba The Signature 2013

 

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Yalumba
The Signature 2013
  • Vintage : 2013
  • Country : Australia
  • Region : Barossa Valley
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,5°
  • Grappes : 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Syrah

For more than five decades Yalumba The Signature has saluted the very best of Australia’s most legendary red wine blend – Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz. 

Experts Score Vintage
JS James Suckling 94 2013
WE Wine Enthusiast 94 2013
RP Robert Parker 92+ 2013
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 92 2013
More information on wine critics and ratings

All parcels of fruit were fermented separately in either 8 tonne open fermenters or 6 tonne static potter fermenters. Indigenous or ‘wild’ yeasts, naturally present on the grape skins were allowed to initiate the alcoholic fermentation.

Cultured winery yeasts are then added to ensure that the fermentation is fully complete. These ‘wild’ ferments have helped contribute individual complexities to the wine, creating richness and fine textures.

Tasting notes: A seductively aromatic wine, this is one of the very best Signatures. Opening with very cool, bright and almost fresh menthol aromas that merge with red currant fruits, tobacco leafy notes and cedary spices all supported with fine violet and cherry florals. 

With classic Signature structure showing brightness of fruit that compliments the mid palate richness and texture, a perfectly balanced wine with acidity and fine mouth coating tannins.

Long and persistent, the wine combines concentration, elegance and fruit purity.

James Suckling (JS) : 94 Points (2013)
Looking very composed, tidy and tightly packed. Raspberry, cassis and blueberry, plus a leafy edge with graphite. The palate's faultless, and tannins are a feature. Really terrific length and depth with lots of potential. Best from 2018 for more than a decade.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 94 Points (2013)
A classic blend of Cabernet and Shiraz, this is cedary and complex upon opening, easily mixing cassis, plum and blackberry with vanilla and baking spices. On the palate, it's dense and concentrated yet slightly reserved, suggesting rather than screaming its potential. A long, mocha-tinged finish wraps things up, combining dusty tannins with mouthwatering acids. Drink 2020–2030+.

Robert Parker (RP) : 92+ Points (2013)
Still youthful and closed, the 2013 The Signature Cabernet Shiraz has a deep garnet-purple color with notes of cassis, cedar, a touch of herbs and warm blackberries. The wine has a firm structure, while being grainy with a racy line going through it. It has great length and should age beautifully!

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 92 Points (2013)
Opaque ruby. Expansive cherry and cassis aromas are complemented by suggestions of licorice, mocha and cracked pepper. Chewy and tightly focused on entry and then more broad and fleshy in the midpalate, offering concentrated dark fruit and spicecake flavors and a touch of vanilla. Closes on a sweet blueberry note, showing very strong persistence and just a hint of dusty tannins. (JR) (10/2017)

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WS
90
JH
93
WS
92
Using only the best Eden Valley fruit, this wine is rich in concentrated fruit flavour. Traditionally, the two different grape varieties for this wine have predominately been crushed and fermented together.
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WS
89
WE
89
JH
89
The Riesling depicts the olive tree. It is said, where grapes thrive and prosper so too do the olive trees. When you consider the grape growing regions of South Australia, it is very true.
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Yalumba Samuel's Collection Bush Vine Grenache 2018
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WS
90
WE
90
JS
93
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25,00 €
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The Octavius Old Vine Barossa Shiraz 2014
JS
94
RP
94
WE
90
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RP
91
JH
92
WE
92
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Yalumba The Virgilius Eden Valley Viognier 2016
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WS
90
RP
92
WE
88
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JS
91
WS
89
RP
91
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WS
90
WE
87

Bright straw in colour with green hues, the 2017 Y Series Viognier has aromas of orange blossom and fresh ginger, with hints of honeysuckle and white flowers. Fresh pineapple, Chinese white tea and dried figs lead into a creamy mid palate with a silky textural finish. Wine Spectator TOP 100 2018

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RP
91
W&S
91
DCT
95
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WE
92
JH
95
JS
96
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WS
95
RP
97
JH
98
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Yalumba The Signature 2013 Reviewed by Decanter 10-02-2021 . Score: 5