Yalumba Mawson's Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 1998

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  • 63% Cabernet Sauvignon 31% Shiraz 6% Merlot
  • Founded in 1849, making it one of the oldest wineries in Australia.
  • An ode to Antarctic Explorer, Sir Douglas Mawson
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    $29.99
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  • Wine Spectator
    90 points
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Editors notes

Yalumba is a family-owned winery, located in the Barossa Valley of South Australia. It was founded by Samuel Smith in 1849, making it one of the oldest wineries in Australia.

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Tasting Profile

  • Light (Light)
    Full (Full)
  • Low Tannin (Low Tannin)
    Tannic (Tannic)
  • Sweet (Sweet)
    Dry (Dry)
  • Low Acidity (Low Acidity)
    High Acidity (High Acidity)
  • Aroma
    • Blueberry
    • Boysenberry
    • Herbal
  • Palate
    • Blue Fruits
    • Cassis
    • Graphite

Food Pairings

  • Pork
  • Red Meat

Critic Scores & reviews

  • Wine Spectator

    90
    "63% Cabernet Sauvignon 31% Shiraz 6% Merlot Intense, rich fruit of finest Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz tempered with the velvety softness of Merlot make Mawson's from Yalumba a wine of truly heroic proportions."

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Australia

The Australian wine industry is the fourth-largest exporter in the world, exporting 760 million litres to countries such as the UK, France, Italy and Spain. It has been one of the most successful 'New World' wine producing countries. It has done this by formally exporting and marketing its wines as a whole, through Wine Australia. There is also a significant domestic market for Australian wines, with Australians consuming nearly 500 million litres of wine per year. The wine industry is a significant contributor to the Australian economy through production, employment, export and tourism.

Wine regions are in almost all the states with Victoria having 21 regions! Read more about key wine regions such as Margaret River, Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Eden Valley, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley and local to New South Wales, Cowra, Southern Highlands and Mudgee.

South Australia

If you like Australian wine, then you probably like South Australia wine. The rich reds produced there put Australia on the wine-making map of the world. With over 40% of the country's vineyards, South Australia can rightfully call itself the wine state.

Wines are produced in several regions throughout the state, though many are naturally grouped together, like Barossa and Eden Valleys, only 15 minutes apart. They include such regions as Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Eden Valley, Coonawarra, Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, Langhorne Creek, The Limestone Coast, McLaren Vale and Wrattonbully to name but a few!

Barossa Valley boasts some of the oldest vines in Australia dating back to 1843 and produces some of the world's finest Shiraz, whilst the 'terra rossa' soils of Coonawarra is most suited to producing outstanding Cabernet Sauvignons. If you're a fan of Riesling, Clare Valley is a great place to explore and for a Maritime climate not dissimilar to parts of the Italian coastline, seek out the wines from McLaren Vale.

Coonawarra

Located in the Limestone Coast area of South Australia about 380km South East of Adelaide, near the border of Victoria Coonawarra is a Maritime climate due to it's proximity being only 60km from the ocean. The name translates as 'Honeysuckle' in Aboriginal language.

This region is known for it's elegant red wines derived from a thin lush 'Terra Rossa' rustic-copper coloured strip of soil abundant in iron, silica and other nutrients. This red earth is known to be one of the most notable 'terroir' soils in the world and distinct characteristics are picked up in the fruit. The quality of the grapes, unique Geology and growing conditions create the finest of wines with incredible longevity.

The red land was first harvested in 1890 by John Riddoch which then turned over to the hands of the Redman family who grew Shiraz as their main grape variety. In 1951, Samuel Wynn continued on the legacy by buying the original Riddoch cellars and led a revolution by making conventional table wines rather than the then popular fortified. There are many producers now but Cabernet Sauvignon is what the area is most renowned for in the wine world.

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About the brand Yalumba

Many years have passed since Yalumba was founded back in 1849 by Samuel Smith.

Five generations and 165 years on, the winery has grown considerably from its humble beginnings. Yalumba is one of Australia's great family-owned wineries and the wines are now made by chief winemaker Louisa Rose. She was recently voted by her peers as Australia's best winemaker, heading a veritable who's-who of Australian winemakers, including; Jeffrey Grosset of Grosset Wines, Vanya Cullen of Cullen Wines, Yabby Lake's Tom Cardon, Giaconda's Rick Kinzbrunner and Clonakilla's Tim Kirk!

Acknowledged as one our top riesling producers, Louisa also loves to make the wines made from the white Rhone Valley grape - Viognier. She also has a deft touch when it comes to producing rich, inky, cellar-worthy reds.

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