Yalumba’s “The Scribbler” label was introduced some years ago as an entry level version of “Signature”, one of their flagships. Even so, junior had worked itself up to a well deserved $20 retail price before the decision was taken to delete the label.
Aldi was given the opportunity to clear it and it’s on their shelves at $11.99 – if it hasn’t sold out already. [I scored the final seven at our local]. My advice is to grab whatever you can.
YALUMBA “The Scribbler” 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz $11.99 at AldiThis is a Barossa blend of 62% Cabernet and 38% Shiraz in perfect balance. Alcohol is a sensible 14%. It’s not surprisingly cabernet flavour dominant with lovely cassis fruit character shining through with shiraz firming up the palate structure. The wine is on the fuller side of medium bodied with an easy five year cellaring life.
GRAPE VARIETIES: Blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon and 38% Shiraz
REGION: Barossa Valley, South Australia
RATING: 5/5 from me