Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Yalumba The Scribbler 2010


Another beauty from the Yalumba stable. How they continually churn out wines which are packed with flavour and so reasonable on the hip pocket is anyones guess. But hey, stop thinkin', start drinkin'.

Barossa fruit with a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (57%) and Shiraz (43%).

Loads of blackberry, blackcurrant and plummy aromas with some nuttiness, black olive and a few chips of chocolate. Although I did have to wait for a little heat to blow off, when it did the jewel was revealed.

Well balanced, I loved the fruit weight and structure. Plenty offered with a clear line up the middle of the palate washing up some savory characters. Some cheeky spice elements were in the mix too thanks to the generous dollop of Shiraz.

Seen as The Signature's little brother, The Scribbler holds it own very well. More than drinkable now, you could cellar it for the medium term. Often on sale below $20, this is well worth seeking out.

Perfect for a BBQ or a roast.

Who: Yalumba http://www.yalumba.com/
What: Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz (13.5%abv)
Where: Barossa Valley
When: 2010
How: $22.95

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