Yalumba Sanctum Cabernet Sauvignon 2021


Welcome to the Inner sanctum! 

97/100 – Limestone Coast Wine Show 2023
Trophy for Best Wine of Show – Limestone Coast Wine Show 2023
Trophy for Best Red Wine of Show – Limestone Coast Wine Show 2023
96/100 & Trophy Best Coonawarra Cabernet – James Halliday’s Cabernet Challenge   

"Yalumba’s Menzies Estate Vineyard lies in the heart of Coonawarra on the famous terra rossa soil over limestone. This valuable patch of land is the holy grail of all Cabernet purists; just 2 kilometres wide and 20 kilometres long, with soil vivid red in colour. For more than 30 years Yalumba has made wines of excellence with grapes from this vineyard, earning its place in the inner Sanctum of Coonawarra.

Deep crimson in colour. Full, intense aromas of blueberries, violets, Satsuma plum, briar and nuances of French oak. The palate is rich and vibrant, bursting with fresh and intense red and blue fruits. Structured and full, the mid palate is textured with tannins that are fine and long. This Cabernet is made to drink now, but it will continue to open and improve, showing its heritage with short to mid-term cellaring. Enjoy with medium rare venison back strap and potatoes, or roasted butternut risotto." Winery

Fantastic colour and concentration with inky staining of the tears leading to a bouquet of ripe roasted blackberries and Doris plums, tobacco and barrel spices of clove and roasted vanilla pod, there’s a toasty wood seam and layers of cigar and warm rocky soil ideas. Dry with plenty of weight and concentration as the wine touches the palate. Flavours mirror the bouquet led by black berry fruits then plums and violets, baking spices and wood smoke. Tannins are firm and abundant with medium concentration, acidity youthful and fresh still. Well made, a leading style with best drinking from 2026 through 2034+. Rated Excellent & 93/100 Cameron Douglas MS, October 2023