96pts James Suckling
This has a very attractive, blackberry and red-plum nose with some leafy elements, as well as plenty of oak spice and hints of black tea. This has a fleshy, supple, bold and round palate. Very supple, sleek and long. Silky, yet sturdy. Very drinkable now and will last a good two decades. A vinous slam dunk!
Honoring Barossa vineyard manager Darrell Kruger’s service (since 1975), the expressive nose reveals blueberry fruit, eucalyptus hints and mocha oak. Dried herbs, licorice, chocolate, an ironstone tang and smoky espresso lend savory nuance to the sweet plum and tighter-knit blackcurrant and berry flavors. Creamy vanilla oak (18% new) sheathes the firm backbone of tannin on a sustained, savory and mineral finish.
93pts Wine Enthusiast
This premium cuvée from Yalumba is classic Barossa. An almost 50-50 split of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz, it is rich and muscular yet restrained and balanced. It weaves notes of chocolate, plums, cherries, licorice, olives and ground black pepper with sweeter, cola-like notes from aging in a variety of oak barrels. The fruit on the palate feels bright and fresh thanks to a nice line of acidity. It's supported by savory, textured tannins. Drink now, with protein at hand and until 2029 at least.
93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Yalumba's 2015 The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz features complementary notes of cedar and cassis, vanilla and blackberries, mint and black olives. It's full-bodied and velvety in feel, with ample tannin but also a sense of generosity, and it has a long, grainy-textured finish. Concentrated and intense, it should age well for a decade and a half or more. This 46th vintage of The Signature has been dedicated to Darrell Kruger, Barossa vineyard manager for Yalumba since 1975.
92pts Wilfred Wong
I have always found the Yalumba Signature to be an eloquent blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. The 2015 vintage shows up nicely. This wine is fresh, alive, and food-friendly. Pair its bright red fruit and chalky aromas and flavors with game birds. (Tasted: September 24, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
92pts Wine & Spirits
This is a lush cabernet that keeps a cool profile, enriched by dark fruit and tannins that taste of coffee and bitter chocolate, even as the structure feels lovely and restrained. The wine benefits considerably from time with air, giving itself more fully a day after it’s first opened. Cellar it for a year or two, then serve with grilled lamb.