Yalumba FDR1a 2008

86 points

Barossa Valley, South Australia. 13.5%

FDR1A stands for “fine dry red” a Cabernet Shiraz blend aged in French, Hungarian and American oak. I’m not sure what the point of this wine in Yalumba’s portfolio when they already have The Signature cab/shiraz blend which is supposed to be “the finest red of the vintage”.

Anyway this isn’t a patch on the 2006 Signature. The fruit doesn’t sing in anything like the same way.

Heavily oaky dense, old fashioned wine.



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