Yalumba The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
A deeply inviting nose of blueberry, purple cherry and cassis. Plenty of violets as well as stony layer. The palate has the same pond of creamed caramel oak influence. Tannins are approachable with plenty of engagingly chewy presence. An elegant red, with currant and strawberry flavors showing restraint, accented by loam and toasted herb notes. Shows off sage, rosemary and mineral details. A spicy tobacco hint lingers. The tannins are firm but never get in the way of expression. Drink now through 2033.
Named after the prime terra-rossa-based source vineyard acquired by Yalumba in 1993, this medium-bodied, juicy Cabernet Sauvignon with fine grained tannins majors on elegance over extraction. With lively ping-pong tension between its fresh blackcurrant, lifted dried herbs and lick of bitter chocolate, it’s stylish and highly accessible. Aged for 20 months in a combination of French hogsheads, 36% new, and used American, French and Hungarian hogsheads and barriques. Sourced from Coonawarra, Yalumba's 2015 The Menzies Cabernet Sauvignon boasts appealing aromas of mint, cedar, cassis and dark chocolate. In the mouth, it's medium to full-bodied and sturdily built, with a linear palate buttressed by firm wood and grape tannins. Built for fatty meats and/or time in the cellar, this six-year-old wine still comes across as youthful and not-quite-ready to drink.
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