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 Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon is named after the unique cigar-shaped strip of rich terra rossa soil that defines the famous Coonawarra wine region. It is a contemporary medium to full bodied wine with rich fruit characters and soft round tannins, making it one of our most popular fine wines.
Dense, powerful cabernet sauvignon with cassis, cedar, cigar box, black olive, leather and five spice flavours. Elegance on a grand scale. Great varietal and regional definition. Outstanding cellaring prospects. Drink: 2020 to 2027; Price: NZ $49.00; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 95 Points; Bob Campbell MW; The Real Review
The Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon is the shape of the patch of dirt that runs through the heart of Coonawarra with the red soils over limestone of terra rossa the remarkable asset. This is superb with chalky tannins and silky fine-grained oak supporting sublime fruit qualities. Such an elegant and stylish wine that captures all that is good from Coonawarra. Price: $35.00; Rating: 95 Points; Ray Jordan; The West Australian
Magnificently styled and composed, the wine shows cassis, mixed berry compote, cedar, violet and subtle tobacco notes on the nose. The palate is wonderfully concentrated and focused with excellent depth and persistency, gorgeously enhanced by velvety mouthfeel and fine chalky tannins. Classically expressed and structured. Price: $35.00; At its best: now to 2028; Rating: 95 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
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