2013 yalumba, the caley cabernet & shiraz, south australia
Why We're Buying
The Caley is a wine a century in the making. The product of Yalumba, a Barossa Valley winery, the blend of cabernet sauvignon and shiraz has become its flagship offering. Wine critic Sam Kim gave the 2012 vintage a perfect score and a ten-to-30-year aging period.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A blend of 55 Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and 45 Barossa Valley Shiraz, Yalumba's 2013 The Caley is only the second vintage to be released. Aged in 40 new French oak, it features fine, aristocratic aromas of pencil shavings, mint and dark fruit. Cassis, baking spices and hints of meat and mint come forth on the palate. It's medium to full-bodied, with rich, velvety tannins that remain firm and lasting on the finish. I tasted this from a bottle that had been decanted the previous night, so you'll want to give it plenty of air, or ideally, just cellar it for another five years before broaching a bottle.