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Cabernet Shiraz The Caley, Yalumba 2013


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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Australia2013Cabernet Shiraz The Caley, YalumbaBT332,000.001297 JH39222.2222213333397.0097.00Cabernet Shiraz The Caley, Yalumba0.75
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Tasting Notes

A beautiful wine in all respects, its heart soft and generous, its head stern and serious, the combination as complete as it is complex. It tastes of an assortment of red and black berries, tobacco and cloves, with tremendously well integrated smoky oak and plenty of tang, tannin, flavour and run through the finish. An exhibition in both power and elegance. Cork Permitting, it will mature gloriously.

James Halliday, Wine Companion, January 2018

2013 is a powerhouse, with density, structure and presence, but it is not a heavy wine! Instead, this is a cerebral, through-provoking number with layer upon layer of savoury, noble fruit. The differences between the yin and yang of these two vintages is also evident in the blend. 2012 was made of 79% Cabernet (of which 27% was Barossan and the lion’s share was from Coonawarra) and 21% Barossa Shiraz. In 2013 KG marries 55% Coonawarra Cabernet with 45% Barossa Shiraz. This is a more ‘historical-Aussie-claret-shaped’ wine and the extra splash of Barossa Shiraz helps to bring flesh to the upright, masterful Cabernet. Drink 2021 – 2050

Matthew Jukes, Matthew Jukes' Blog, October 2018
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