With a name like ‘The Scribbler’ it seems like this bottle and I were pre-destined to enjoy a prolonged romance with each other.
A salacious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (61%) and Shiraz (39%), the various qualities these two varieties makes this 2009 Yalumba vintage, ‘The Scribbler’ the perfect bottle to compliment a wide array of different cuisines.
I drank the first bottle over a classic Roast Lamb dinner, the second with my signature Beef Pot Pie, and a third bottle with a Thai Basil & Chili stir fry, where the subtle herbaceous kick of the Cab Sav worked wonders with the chili. Still in the throws of our courtship, this list will undoubtably double by the end of the year.
A punchy mouthful, the Scribbler will deliver your tastebuds a layered hit of red plum & blackcurrent flavour, herbs and a licorice spice. At an excellent price point (around $25), you’ll find yourself coming back for more. May as well buy the case.
One thing I will say – I like this wine on the second day, as opposed to the first – this short amount of aeration makes a subtle difference. By all accounts, this wine will also mature very well on the shelf for 10 years before drinking.
The Scribbler is one of many Yalumba wines, and is often described as the bottle that preempts ‘The Signature‘ – the best Barrosa-grown Cab Sav / Shiraz blend the brand has to offer. A wine floozie like myself could easily be wooed into an affair with The Scribblers big cousin, The Signature.
I recommend you venture over to the Yalumba website to take a peek at its collection of wines with similarly intriguing names, including The Cigar, The Strapper, and my personal favourite – The Octavius.
Happy drinking :)