Yalumba 'The Cigar' is a new wine from the Yalumba Coonawarra Estate. Sibling to ïThe MenziesÍ, this wine is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon harvested from The Menzies Estate vineyards. Named for the unique cigar-shaped strip of rich red terra rossa soil which defines CoonawarraÍs wine region. Today, Coonawarra vineyard land is prized like a precious gem.
Yalumba The Cigar 2012 is deep crimson red in colour with purple highlights. The nose is classic Cabernet Sauvignon showing cedar notes, hints of clove and briar, dark berry compote predominately cassis and blackcurrant. The first impression of the wine on the palate is that it is medium bodied, but it quickly builds to give a more substantial impression. The palate shows bright red fruits and includes rosehip and cassis, which lingers with a textured tannin finish. Try with char-grilled beef shaslick.