Yalumba The Scribbler Cabernet Shiraz 2008

Yalumba The Scribbler Cabernet Shiraz 2008

I think this has been out for a while. From the Yalumba website, this wine was apparently matured for 12 months in 18% new oak barrels, with the mix of oak being 59% American, 35% French and 6% Hungarian. A powerful nose, and chock full of goodness, blackberries and blackcurrants, spice and cedar, earth, choc-mint and a touch of green olives. The palate is flavoursome, with black fruits and red liquorice, soft chocolateyness, and tannins that initially are soft but seem to harden a bit at the end of the palate. Terrifyingly easy to drink. Sealed under screwcap. $15.19 from Dan Murphys, and at that price I think it warrants at least a six pack purchase. Drink 2010-2013+. 88 points.

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2 Responses to Yalumba The Scribbler Cabernet Shiraz 2008

  1. GW says:

    Not for too long – a couple of months. I gave it 90 points (the old 2 point spread) 😉

  2. simm says:

    I haven’t tried this one yet but I was surprised to see a good low abv – for what its worth.

    I did have a taste of the 07 the other day and it didn’t look like it was going to hold up over time. It still had good fruit punch but it’s elements seemed to be falling further away from each other rather than integrating. I remember it having good palate length too, but it now displays a big blob of fruit and then is gone. Time does tell. S.

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