92 points Wine Enthusiast
"Yalumba’s everyday reds tend to have a brightness and approachability about them, and this latest Cab doesn’t disappoint. The nose is a lovely combo of currant and red berry backed by graphite, eucalyptus and large helpings of spice. The palate feels a touch warm on the alcohol front. It’s bone-dry and cinched by raspy tannins, the fruit taking a back seat to lovely layers of texture and tannin. An excellent intro to South Aussie Cabernet. Drink now–2028."
Vinous Reverie Notes
The Yalumba Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine true to self. Sublimely varietal, this wine always gives the drinker a pure and satisfying experience. It’s a wine reflective of the best Cabernet Sauvignon growing regions in South Australia. Not weighed down by excessive oak, the fruit and sense of place can shine. Fruit for the 2018 Yalumba Y Series Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from distinguished South Australian red growing regions such as Wrattonbully and the Barossa Valley. Tasting Notes: Deep magenta with a crimson hue. The nose opens with rich, ripe red and purple berry lift, such as dark cherries and Satsuma plums, balanced by savory, dried Mediterranean herbs. The palate is sweet fruited and full, with distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon tannins – like a “just” ripe plum, sweet but slightly crunchy. This is a bold and friendly wine that shows why Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world’s best known and enjoyed varieties. Food Pairing: A lovely match for this wine is traditional or vegetarian homemade lasagna.