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24 September 2010

Elite wine form guide gives Yalumba reds short odds

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The long-term market potential of Barossa red has been reinforced with today’s release of the Langton’s Classification of Australian Wine V.

Yalumba The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz [Barossa] has joined Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz [Barossa] within the classification, which recognises the 123 best performing wines from throughout the country.

Yalumba The Signature joined the ‘Distinguished’ category, while Yalumba The Octavius held its place within the ‘Outstanding’ group.

Yalumba Wine Company Proprietor Robert Hill Smith said the two wines were a fitting inclusion in the Classification, which is regarded as one of the most famous outside Europe.

“The Barossa has many great wine stories to tell and most of these revolve around Barossa Shiraz and the Great Australian Red – the Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz blend,” he said.

“It is fitting that the two Yalumba reds featured within Langton’s Classification V showcase our commitment to both history and innovation.”

Launched in 1990, the Classification is undertaken by fine wine auctioneers Langton’s and released every five years. It is now considered a benchmark of Australian wine investment and used as a “form guide” by wine investors and consumers.

Non-vintage specific, the Classification recognises continued high performance by each brand.

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