Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz
The 1997/1998 growing season produced above average rainfall and a warm to hot summer. This resulted in a slightly early onset of vintage.
Grapes for Yalumba The Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 1998 were sourced from old Cabernet Sauvignon vines producing very low crops of intensely flavoured small berries and very old Barossa Shiraz bushvines. The wine was then matured in oak barrels uniquely coopered by Yalumba.
Matured for 22 months in 50% new French oak, 50% one-year-old French oak. All barrels coopered at the Yalumba Cooperage.