Wine Advocate 91 points - Medium to deep garnet-purple in color the 2010 The Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon is scented of crushed black currants and black plums with hints of cloves, toast, cedar and chocolate. Medium-bodied with a great core of vibrant blackberry flavors supported by crisp acid and medium to firm levels of ripe, approachable tannins, it finishes long. Drink it now to 2020+. (Feb 2013)
Since its inaugural vintage in 1987,
The Menzies, named after Sir Robert
Menzies, politician and red wine
enthusiast, has continued to grow in
stature and quality.
Cabernet Sauvignon grapes used for
The Menzies are estate grown at
Yalumba's Coonawarra vineyard, an
exceptional site in the heart of
Coonawarra's legendary terra rossa
|Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch ”Yalumba” - aboriginal for ”all the land around”.
Five generations and 160 years later Yalumba,
Australia’s oldest family owned winery, has grown in size
and stature, embodying all that has made the Australian