Yalumba ‘The Cigar’ Cabernet Sauvignon
The Cigar; a name coined by Coonawarra Vignerons to describe the unique cigar-shaped strip of rich red terra rossa soil. Home to some of Australia’s most famous vineyards, the secret of Coonawarra lies in the intimate bond between the terra rossa soil, limestone layers, pure artisan water and a long cool ripening season.
Matured for 14 months in new French oak barriques (26%), one year old French oak barriques (2%), and the balance in older French oak barriques.
The Cigar is plum red in colour and medium to full depth in hue. Bright cherry, chocolate and fruit aromas are supported by savoury cedar. The palate is vibrant with blueberries and curry leaf, balanced by choc-mint with the tannins having a mouth filling praline texture. Long and lingering the finish has the structure that Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon is famed for.