Monday, 6 May 2013

Yalumba Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

You're on the way home from work and have a hankering for a red to accompany your evening meal with only a fifteen bucks in your pocket...give this a go.

The evidence of a wet vintage drag its muddy feet through this wine. But let's look past all that and see it for what it is, a decent wine which is often discounted to around the $10 mark.

Grilled capsicum aromas, the wine came across with a stalky characteristic and perhaps a little green. A touch of oak in the shadows, some blackcurrant and plum fruits come forward. Above average length was pleasing to see.

Over a couple of hours the wine continued to grow. Worth a look and like all Y Series wines they demonstrate good varietal characteristics.

Who: Yalumba
What: Cabernet Sauvignon (13.5% abv)
Where: South Australia (no region stated)
When: 2011
How: $14.95