Friday, July 3, 2009


(Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz)
 - Barossa Valley, SA
 - $16-$23
 - Screwcap
 - 13.5%alc

Recently adopted by Yalumba as the Signature's younger sibling, the Scribbler Cabernet Shiraz has already received rave reviews across the country. The 2006 was a finely balanced, vibrant red (90pts), but it's the 2007 that's really set tongues wagging.

Ripe and jammy yet well within the confines of natural balance, it's pleasantly scented with slightly complex notes of raspberries, licorice and spicy chocolate oak with faint herbal undertones. The truly delicious palate is medium-full, rich and vibrantly fruited, presenting a polished combination of bright red berry and plum flavours with smooth chocolate oak. Its gently spiced, generous finish announces lingering notes of clove and fennel, with a dusty coating of chalky tannins providing an effective backbone.

üVery vibrant and polished, with true structure, Yalumba's 2007 Scribbler is a definite contender for bargain red of the year. It beautifully outlines what can be achieved at a lower price point with moderate alcohol. Drink to 2017.
92 points 


  1. This is probably the best wine I've tasted all year. It has a depth which belies its price tag.

  2. You're too right Alex. It's even better when you look at some of the other South Australian reds coming out of 2007.