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The Octavius Barossa Old Vine Shiraz
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Yalumba - The Octavius Barossa Old Vine Shiraz 2015

Australia
Red Wine from South Australia · Australia
£73.95 £60.00
Case Rate: £60.00
Ex Tax: £50.00
Country:
Wine Region: South Australia
Wine Area: Barossa Valley
Winery: Yalumba
Wine Maker: Kevin Glastonbury
Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Will continue to improve in the cellar for 15+ years.
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Rating 93 pts  James Suckling
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Country:
Wine Region: South Australia
Wine Area: Barossa Valley
Winery: Yalumba
Wine Maker: Kevin Glastonbury
Grape: Shiraz/Syrah
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Will continue to improve in the cellar for 15+ years.

Wine tasting notes

A very deep red in colour. Vibrant aromas of dark cherries, aniseed and licorice, distinctive and seductive with exotic spices and espresso coffee. The dark berry fruit palate is rich and powerful, yet gently evolving, with a classy restrained elegance, displaying silky raspberry, damson plum and sweet blackberry fruits. A wonderfully balanced wine with beautiful tannins

Food matching

Double decant and enjoy alongside classic steak and kidney pie or lentil, sweet potato and chickpea stew.

Expert reviews

James Suckling (2015) - 93 pts

A very composed Octavius with rich blackberries and dark plums, framed in tarry, earthy and gently spicy complexity. The palate delivers a very fluid and long impression with a wealth of ripe, smooth tannin that holds the long finish. Drink or hold.


Wine Enthusiast (2015) - 94 pts

This vintage of one of Yalumba's most premium wines is back up to the level of the 2013. It's a rich and heady combo of dark chocolate, brambly berries, licorice and earthy herbs. Tannins are integrated neatly within a silky texture of pure, tangy fruit and vibrant acidity. It's so likable now, it may not age as long as other Shiraz in this price point, but should still progress well for another decade or so.


James Halliday (2015) - 95 pts

Matured for 22 months in 100l micro barrels coopered at Yalumba. Has elegance and balance. Red and black fruits, superfine tannins and - of course - integrated oak. Some wine staining on the sides of the cork.

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