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Yalumba The Caley Cabernet Shiraz 2014 - South Australia

Yalumba The Caley Cabernet Shiraz 2014 - South Australia

Vintage: 2014 | Type: Reds | Producer: Yalumba
Region: South Australia
Blend: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Shiraz
Alc: 14.0%
Closure: Cork
Bottle size: 750ml

97 POINTS
James Halliday Wine Companion
96 POINTS
The Wine Front
96 POINTS
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
96 POINTS
Decanter Magazine

$395.00: as part of any six
$450.00: single bottle
$1,185.00: per case of 3

Deep, dark, purple-red. Bright, intriguing, fine and complex. A touch of currents, leaf and herb followed by cool, fresh spices, iodine and cedar. A mouthful of richness, texture and depth, yet cool with a line of Coonawarra peppermint. The acidity and fine tannins show their support and precision.

COLOUR: Deep, dark, purple-red.

BOUQUET: Bright, intriguing, fine and complex. A touch of currants, leaf and herb followed by cool, fresh spices, iodine and cedar.

PALATE: A mouthful of richness, texture and depth, yet cool with a line of Coonawarra peppermint. The acidity and fine tannins show their support and precision.

CELLARING: Built to spend many years in the cellar, The Caley takes time to reveal its true character. The wine will drink beautifully in 5-30 years plus. If opened as a younger wine we recommend double decanting prior to serving.

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Reviews


97 POINTS
James Halliday Wine Companion
It falls safe into the hands of excellence, It has the shape, complexity, fruit power, overall balance and then the length to make its price look justifiable. It’s going to age like an absolute beauty. Both intricate and firm tannins, ripped with blackcurrant, lightened by mint and slipped with undergrowth and cedar wood character. Nothing is overdone and yet everything has a presence, a power. Cork. Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion 2020

Campbell Mattinson


96 POINTS
The Wine Front

2014 The Caley 14%: “The odd year, I guess”, quips KG, “2014 was shaping up to be pretty good but some rainfall in February really slowed things down, but the end result was a wine of depth and power, particularly in the last few years”. It’s 82% Coonawarra cabernet, 18% Barossa shiraz. It screams Coonawarra cabernet but with added dimension. Epic. Scents of blueberries, cassis, mint, eucalyptus, dried leaves, new leather. Wonderful, evocative stuff. So much structure, savouriness, very fennel and truffle and green herb to taste, darker fruits in the palate, soft mid-palate an absolute delight fleshing out that medium weight, tense and taut cabernet energy. It’s so beautiful, athletic, long and straight up delicious. 96+ points, to 2045+

Mike Bennie


96 POINTS
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

A blend of 82% Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Barossa Shiraz, Yalumba's 2014 The Caley leans heavily toward Cabernet on the nose, boasting scents of mint, cassis and cocoa. In the mouth, the Shiraz helps round out the full-bodied palate and lends a velvety edge to the considerable tannins. This third vintage of Yalumba's new flagship is the most approachable yet, finishing with plush richness, great concentration and admirable length. 96 Points. Robert Parker Wine Advocate, 20 May 2020

Lisa Perrotti-Brown


96 POINTS
Decanter Magazine

From Block D of Yalumba’s Menzies vineyard, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon (82%) drives this third iteration of the estate's flagship wine. Impeccable, fine-grained tannins and scintillating blackcurrant and red cherry fruit, with cedar, black tea and tobacco lift, give line and length. Barossa Shiraz (from two 1970s-planted vineyards in the eastern ranges and Eden Valley) augments, with concentrated layers of spiced plum, chocolate and earth. Aged for 20 months in French barriques, 40% new. Sarah Ahmed, Decanter, 18 November 2019

Sarah Ahmed


Producers notes

Throughout Barossa and Coonawarra, pockets of carefully tended vines have been hand-selected to provide the fruit for our very best and most sought-after wines. Crafted only when all the elements of viticulture and winemaking interact perfectly, our Rare & Fine wines are the very best examples of the varieties and blends that have found a natural home here in Australia during the past five generations.

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