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Yalumba the Octavius Old Vine Barossa Valley Wood Presentation Box 2001
Yalumba The Octavius has established a reputation as one of Australia's icon Shiraz wines, an amazing feat considering the first release was the 1990 vintage. In addition to being sourced from a number of very old vineyards in the Barossa, The Octavius is matured in American oak 'octaves' of 90 litres capacity. It is the only red wine in the world that is matured in such small barrels. The secret of the wine not becoming overpowered by the oak lies in the wood which is seasoned at Yalumba's own on-site cooperage for eight years before the octaves are crafted. Yalumba is one of a select few wineries in the world who boast their own coopers practising the ancient craft of barrel making.
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Yalumba the Octavius Old Vine Barossa Valley Wood Presentation Box
...A blockbuster, structured Shiraz with oodles of personality/soul, it offers a sumptuous bouquet as well as flavors of chocolate, white flowers, blackberry and cassis liqueur, prunes, figs, roasted meats, and burning embers. This full-bodied, hugel... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2001 Yalumba The Octavius (Shiraz Old Vine) 750ml