Yalumba 2008 FDR1A - 91pts
Availability: Special order from BCLDB, Private Wine Shops
Date Tasted: July 29th, 2013
Tasting Notes: Irresistibly intense, classic Aussie Cabernet-Shiraz aromas of eucalyptus and cherry-cola leap from the glass and tickle your nostrils while vanilla, oak spice and plum notes add complexity. Equally intense on the palate with a similar flavour profile and enhanced toasted oak elements adding a nice structure of tannins supporting the concentrated fruit and acidic kick. Finish is balanced but too short.
Approaching its ideal drinking window, though, is tasting great today if you can't wait another year. Drink 2014-2020.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2013 IconWines.ca