FIVE STARS 97/100 | Huon Hooke, The Real Review
96/100 | Dave Brookes, James Halliday’s Wine Companion
The 2018 Signatory honours Nick Waterman. In 2003, Nick started work as the GM of Negociants Australia and was appointed Managing Director in 2015.
The Signature is a celebration of wine and people – more than 50 vintages, 50 names and 50 stories – encapsulated in one historic Cabernet & Shiraz. Superb quality from a legendary and historical wine making family. Trust us, this wine is simply outstanding.
Since the 1962 vintage, The Signature has been used to acknowledge the skills and dedicated service of a person who has enhanced the traditions and culture of Yalumba. Becoming The Signatory is undoubtedly one of the great honours in Australasian wine.
This 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 winery writes "An impressive star of the 2018 vintage. Medium deep, dense, red in colour. Cool, fresh aromas of perfumed mints, blueberry, small red berries and red spicy cedar notes. Some leafy aromatics appear as the wine opens up over time. A refined and complex palate that is delightfully fresh with seamlessly integrated oak. Generous red berry fruit is wrapped in finely honed tannins. A medium to full bodied wine with a long, flowing tannin profile. A very refined Signature."