Yalumba The Caley 2014: An Aussie Classic

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Yalumba The Caley 2014: An Aussie Classic

Post by koimaster » April 5th 2020, 12:14pm

It seems all too ironic that as the world goes into an unprecedented lockdown to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, we look at a wine, the Yalumba The Caley Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2014 (AUD$365), which celebrates one of the most peripatetic members of the wine industry.

A man who left home and family to venture forth and seek adventure almost 130 years ago. We are speaking of Yalumba’s globetrotting Indiana Jones of a horticulturist, Fred Caley Smith (which does lead one to wonder why the wine was not dubbed “The Fred Smith” rather than “The Caley”).

Robert Hill-Smith is the current head of Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family wine business. Fred Caley Smith was his great uncle (Fred was the grandson of Samuel Smith, who founded the company in 1849, when he planted the first vines in Angaston in South Australia’s Barossa Valley).

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Re: Yalumba The Caley 2014: An Aussie Classic

Post by MAX » April 6th 2020, 5:54am

I got as far as "peripatetic".

Im sorry, I read all these reviews of wines and liquors and they talk about all these different flavors, nuances and finishes and I taste very few. I know what I like but I guess I dont know why.

The writer was disappointed that it had a cork and prefers screw tops. Maybe he can review some box wine next or some Gypsy rose.
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Re: Yalumba The Caley 2014: An Aussie Classic

Post by koimaster » April 6th 2020, 9:17am

The writer was disappointed that it had a cork and prefers screw tops. Maybe he can review some box wine next or some Gypsy rose.
And there you have an example of the last "me now" attitude of some in the recent generations. A screw off top for a good wine is like having a Porsche with a rubber band for a motor.
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