Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" – aboriginal for "all the land around". Five generations and 160 years later Yalumba, Australia's oldest family owned winery, has grown in sizeand stature, embodying all that has made the Australian wine success story the envy of winemakers the world over.
The Reserve represents the finest twenty barrels of red wine from the cellars of Yalumba, and is made only in exceptional vintages. Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz from South Australia's Barossa region was blended to create an extraordinarily intense wine of great richness and harmony with a structure that will reward patient cellaring. Aged in oak barrels, seasoned and coopered at Yalumba, the wine is rich in chocolate and mocha flavours.
The 2006 The Reserve was sourced from 3 individual growers’ blocks from the Eden Valley and the Barossa Valley floor. Sourced from Shiraz plantings dating back to 1919 and Cabernet Sauvignon planted in 1974, these individual vineyards consistently provide exceptional fruit. 78% Cabernet Sauvignon ex Eden Valley 56%, Barossa Valley 22% Shiraz ex Barossa Valley.
This wine has a dark and intense aroma with hints of mint, blackberry and spicy cedary flavours. The palate is full, rich and concentrated with a firm core of red berry currants and layers of blackcurrant paste and boysenberry.
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