Yalumba the Octavius Shiraz Old Vine Syrah Wine 2004

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The Barossa Valley Shiraz vineyards used for The Octavius are all mature and generally between 50-100 years of age, w...

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Yalumba Octavius 2004 and all other wine from Yalumba are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also ca... Read more

Black purple and opaque at the core. Closed aromas of black cherries are pure and backwards now with the barest hint of oak underneath. Concentrate... Read more

Dark and tarry in aroma with lots of ripe cherry chocolate and spice flavors carried by an open frame. Has intensity but manages to feel elegant an... Read more

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Yalumba Octavius 2004 and all other wine from Yalumba are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from Australia and across the globe.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/09/2012

Black purple and opaque at the core. Closed aromas of black cherries are pure and backwards now with the barest hint of oak underneath. Concentrated, powerful dark fruits are intense and deep yet the profile is a bit more focused and compressed than ... Chuck Hayward. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2004 Yalumba The Octavius (Shiraz Old Vine) 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Dark and tarry in aroma with lots of ripe cherry chocolate and spice flavors carried by an open frame. Has intensity but manages to feel elegant and lively. Best from 2011 through 2020. 150 cases imported. Wine Spectator.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

Dark and tarry in aroma, with lots of ripe cherry, chocolate and spice flavors carried by an open frame. Has intensity, but manages to feel elegant and lively. Best from 2011 through 2020. 150 cases imported. Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from South Australia in Australia. 2004 Yalumba The Octavius (Shiraz Old Vine) 750ml


Winemaker's Notes:

The Barossa Valley Shiraz vineyards used for The Octavius are all mature and generally between 50-100 years of age, with yields normally between 2 and 5 tonnes per hectare. Soil types vary from red-brown earth over red clay, sandy loam over clay through to sandy soils. Normally fruit is sourced from vineyards across the Barossa and Eden Valley regions however, Eden Valley experienced the worst of the 2003 vintage conditions and subsequently, was not used in this vintage of The Octavius. A dry winter in 2002 led to an average crop set and a very dry, warm January promised an early start to vintage. Fortunately, much needed rain fell in February and the cool dry weather that followed was perfect for the ripening of grape sugars and flavours. The result is a small volume of intensely flavoured wine. Grapes were hand picked and the natural or 'wild' yeasts present on the grape skins were allowed to initiate the sugar fermentation. Cultured winery yeasts completed the fermentation and skin management was carefully controlled. This has lead to a wine of excellent depth of colour, richness and complexity. Very dark, impenetrable, deep black purple red colour. A fine nose of ripe dark fruits, plums, prunes and licorice, with scents of violets, dark chocolate and espresso flavours. A palate of smooth and silky textures, with inky black berry fruits seamlessly interwoven. Robert Parker 97 points.

The Barossa Valley Shiraz vineyards used for The Octavius are all mature and generally between 50-100 years of age, with yields normally between 2 and 5 tonnes per hectare. Soil types vary from red-brown earth over red clay, sandy loam over clay through to sandy soils. Normally fruit is sourced from vineyards across the Barossa and Eden Valley regions however, Eden Valley experienced the worst of the 2003 vintage conditions and subsequently, was not used in this vintage of The Octavius. A dry winter in 2002 led to an average crop set and a very dry, warm January promised an early start to vintage. Fortunately, much needed rain fell in February and the cool dry weather that followed was perfect for the ripening of grape sugars and flavours. The result is a small volume of intensely flavoured wine. Grapes were hand picked and the natural or 'wild' yeasts present on the grape skins were allowed to initiate the sugar fermentation. Cultured winery yeasts completed the fermentation and skin management was carefully controlled. This has lead to a wine of excellent depth of colour, richness and complexity. Very dark, impenetrable, deep black purple red colour. A fine nose of ripe dark fruits, plums, prunes and licorice, with scents of violets, dark chocolate and espresso flavours. A palate of smooth and silky textures, with inky black berry fruits seamlessly interwoven. Robert Parker 97 points.

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