Australian Red Trophy, South Australian Red Trophy, Barossa Valley Red Trophy International Wine Challenge 2009
We are delighted this stunning wine has finally arrived. Swept all before it at the IWC and been getting great press universally. It's rich and full with dense savoury fruit, but in the classic Yalumba way it's not over the top. Oak, fruit, spice and tannins all having their say. I love this classic Australian blend and no-one is doing it better than Yalumba. Drink 2012-2020
"The 2005 Signature is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Shiraz aged for 22 months in French, American, and Hungarian oak, 31% new. Purple-colored, it emits an alluring perfume of cedar, leather, spice box, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. On the palate it shows off an elegant personality, incipient complexity, succulent fruit, ripe tannin, and a pure finish. It will continue to unfold for several years and offer prime drinking from 2011 to 2020. 94 points. Jay Miller Robert Parkers Wine Advocate
"Good bright colour; a fragrant bouquet, with a cascade of red and black fruits coursing through the medium-bodied palate, with notes of chocolate and vanilla on the finish. Cork.14.5% alc. Rating 94 Drink 2015" James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2010
" A reserved, rather closed but smooth and elegant wine that takes time to reveal its deep flavours of mulberries,c cassis, dark plums, prunes and redcurrants. It's already rather complex, with a distinct presence of lanolin, slightly meaty notes and a whiff of greenish fruit that tends to diminish with time in the glass. Neatly entwined with smooth, seasoned cedar/vanilla oak, it's long and lively, with bright, juicy fruit underpinned by fine, crunchy tannins, finishing with a lingering core of fruit and savoury notes of espresso and licorice.(18.6/95, YTD 2017-2025+) Jeremy Oliver"