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Yalumba Shiraz Barossa Valley the Octavius 2006
One of the Barossa's finest old vine Shiraz wines. It is the only red table wine in the world that is aged in oak octaves - 100-litre American oak barrels handcrafted by Yalumba's own coopers. Robust and powerful and rich in texture.This wine is a deep bold red purple showing exotic fig and plum sauce, mocha and black liquorice notes. The wine is dense and brooding, showing sweet Shiraz fruit concentration and fine seamless tannins. Long and lush through the finish, it has great integration, style and elegance.
Editorial Reviews for Yalumba Shiraz Barossa Valley the Octavius
Leathery and a bit of animal greets the nose though in a very clean and pure way developing complex and deep aromas of plum and crushed berries over a base of wood spice. One gets the sensation of a bit of over-ripeness in the mouth, though this shows nicely judged tannins supporting blue fruit that explodes on the mid-palate with, gorgeous inner mouth perfumes, filled with hints of flowers and black pepper. Wonderfully knit together, this is layered and fruity with well judged oak that marries the fruit perfectly right through the long, sapid finish. This is at peak and lovely though there’s no rush to drink this. 94pts
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Yalumba Shiraz Barossa Valley the Octavius
As usual when young the oak is obvious in the 2006 Octavius reeking of smoke and cured meats. But there
Rich in flavor and generous in style this is well-focused to emphasize refinement over power offering cherry blackberry and floral flavors that persist nicely on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2016.