First produced in 1962 the concept of The Signature was born from a comment made at the annual dinner of the Adelaide Stock Exchange. The then Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies declared, “Gentlemen, this is the finest Australian red wine I have ever tasted.” The Signature is the best wine of the vintage and honours individuals who have made a significant contribution to Yalumba’s success. This iconic label by Yalumba has a proud history from its first release in 1962. Quite possibly the quintessential Australian Shiraz Cabernet blend, ‘The Sig’ shows vibrant Barossa aromas of dark fruit and spice and a concentrated palate that is long and deeply flavoured. With the ability to age wonderfully well, The Signature is a deserving part of any wine aficionado’s collection. The Signature wines of Yalumba have saluted the very best of the vintage. They also have acknowledged the skills and dedicated service of people who have enhanced the traditions and culture of Yalumba. The Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz blend is a distinctively Australian style, and The Signature has set the benchmark for this iconic style, drawing heavily on Yalumba’s great Barossa resource of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz vineyards. Deep and intense, the wine displays full palate weight with powerful fruit and soft American oak which was hand-coopered at Yalumba – a wine made for longevity, very much The Signature style.
The 2005 vintage acknowledges the contribution of Queensland’s Jeffrey Smith and New South Wales’ Gregory Pullen, both of whom work for tirelessly for Yalumba. Lifted redcurrant, warm exotic fruits and dark chocolate combine with subtle eucalypt flavours. The wine has a generous yet stylish palate, showing dark plums, cassis, chocolate and long fine tannins giving a wine structured for ageing.