Fantastic wine! Strong nose of cola and dark berries. Full, powerful, rich and decadent. This one is something special, for sure. Try this one. It's awesome.
Smoky nose, dark fruit. Bright acidity, tannic. Not funky, big. Light dirt. Very refined. Cabby. Chocolate, toffee. Big body. Merloty. Light velvet.
Deep deep ruby red; really nice texture; some plum and chocolate. Lots of tannins, bit too much oak for my tastes, maybe it will age in 10 years? I see what they were trying to do, but it will need time before it relaxes.
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A spectacular effort, the 2002 Shiraz The Octavius (100% old vine Shiraz aged 22 months in both French and American wood) is a noteworthy successor to the phenomenal 2001 released last year. Aromas of figs, chocolate, blackberry and cassis liqueur, r... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2002 Yalumba The Octavius (Shiraz Old Vine) 750ml