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2016 Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz

2016 Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz

Vineyard: Yalumba

Region: Barossa and Eden Valleys

Country: Australia

Grapes: 100% Shiraz

Vintage: 2016

ABV: 14.5%

Vivino: 4.4
Drink By: 2038

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Occasional Wine Note: This is a wine that is both pretty and powerful. Beautiful aromas of ripe red and blue fruits, licorice, vanilla, and baking spices are met with equally powerful flavors of ripe dark fruits, cocoa, and spice. This is a brilliant specimen and a great representation of just how good Shiraz can be.

  • Decanter

    Critic Score: 96

    This blend of Barossa Valley (67%) and Eden Valley fruit hails from five parcels averaging 80 years old, the oldest planted in 1854. Intensely concentrated in hue and muscular flavour. Spicy and mineral to the nose and palate, with glimpses of violets. Its iodine and liquorice-edged black cherry and blueberry flavour is succulent, but still in the grip of the sinewy, charry oak, making for an imposing, slightly austere finish. A powerhouse.

  • Vinous

    Critic Score: 96

    Saturated ruby. Heady aromas of ripe dark berries, cherry liqueur, vanilla and incense, with smoky mineral and exotic spice accents building in the glass. Seamless in texture and deeply concentrated, offering palate-staining black and blue fruit, floral pastille and mocha flavors that turn sweeter with air. At once plush and lively, finishing extremely long and smoky, with repeating dark berry and floral notes and velvety tannins.

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