Yalumba The Cigar 2013
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|Region||Australia, South Australia, Coonawarra|
Wine EnthusiastMenzies is the name of Yalumba's Coonawarra estate, which is almost entirely devoted to Cabernet Sauvignon. Like most of the Yalumba wines, the oak levels have been pared back in recent vintages, allowing this wine's cassis fruit to to shine. Hints of tobacco, bay leaf and sage bring complexity, while the tannins are fine, adding a softly dusty feel to the long finish.
Wine AdvocateDeep garnet-purple in color, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Menzies The Cigar has pronounced crÃ¨me de cassis, chocolate box and mint with suggestions of cedar chest and cloves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is rich, concentrated and muscular with a solid foundation of grainy tannins and very lively acidity with a lovely freshness in the long, vibrant finish.