2011 Yalumba "The Cigar" Cabernet Sauvignon Coonawarra South Australia
Pure and focused, this red is medium-weight and expressive, offering layers of beautifully formed currant fruit shaded with hints of mint, rosemary and white chocolate. Finishes with intensity. Drink now through 2019. 380 cases imported. –HS
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Medium-deep garnet-purple in color, the 2011 The Cigar Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of blackberries, black cherries and cassis with an undercurrent of fresh mint, cinnamon stick and dried herbs. Medium-bodied with just enough youthful, expressive flavor framed with lively acid and a medium-level of chewy tannins, it is finishing with a slight herbal lift. Approachable now, and can drink to 2020+.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Smoky cherry and blackcurrant aromas are complemented by licorice, black tea, pipe tobacco and cedar. Spice-accented dark fruit flavors are brisk and focused, with zesty acidity adding lift and spine. The youthfully taut, long, mineral-tinged finish is shaped by fine-grained tannins.