Yalumba 'The Caley' Cabernet Sauvignon / Shiraz 2016
The Caley is the pinnacle of a long winemaking journey of excellence, that rightfully honours one of Yalumba’s most adventurous sons. A blend of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and Barossa Shiraz, The Caley is a classic marriage of two noble varieties and two great Australian wine regions.
Very deep, dense red. Showcasing bright, attractive floral notes, cherry, oyster shell, leafy stalks and redcurrant, all typical of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon. A very defined and composed wine with engaging ripe fruits on the palate. Medium to full depth with a densely layered structure delivering a prominent yet silky tannin profile.
The Ming D block in the Yalumba Coonawarra vineyard provides the 71% Cabernet Sauvignon of this blend. This 2.7 ha plot was planted in 1992 with two clones of Cabernet Sauvignon selected for structure and depth of flavour. The Caley’s 29% Shiraz component was sourced from two Barossa blocks. The first from the Burgemeister “Linke” block planted in 1901 at Light Pass. The second block is the Horseshoe Vineyard on the southern side of the Yalumba winery in Eden Valley. Planted by Helen HillSmith in 1971, this block follows the contours around the Fred Caley Smith Hut.