Yalumba ‘Patchwork’ Barossa Shiraz 2014

Syrah from Australia - South Australia
Review Date : 15-Aug-2017
Moderately dark ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the edge. This has a fragrant and elegant nose with moderately full and concentrated aroma of ripe blackberry fruit along with black plums, liquorice and spices. This showcases elegance and aromatics. Medium-full bodied, the palate possesses rich, luscious, elegantly proportioned flavours of blackberries, plums black pepper, liquorice and spices. The fruit is underlined by fine, dry tannins with some sweet oak. The acidity is balanced and integrated, and enlivens the juicy, lingering finish. This is a classical Barossa Shiraz with accessibility. 5-6 years. Barossa Valley floor fruit from 14 different sites, vines 15-35 y.o., fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 13 months in 11% new American oak and 6% new French oak. 18.0-/20 Aug 2017 RRP $25.00 Dark ruby-red colour with purple hues, lighter on the rim. The nose is elegantly proportioned, with intense and penetrating aromas of black berried fruits entwined with black pepper, notes of spice, earth and minerals, along with nuances of piquant dark herbs and complexing, fragrant, toasty oak. Medium-full bodied, the palate is finely presented with well-concentrated and intense flavours of black berried fruits entwined with black pepper, notes of spice, black minerals and toasty oak. The fruit forms a fine and tightly bound core with supple, satiny tannins, and the wine flows smoothly with ripe, integrated acidity emerging to add to a long and sustained, vibrant finish. This is an elegantly concentrated, finely structured Shiraz with black berried fruit with black pepper and minerals with fragrant, toasty oak. Match with roast lamb, been and venison, and with semi-hard cheeses over the next 5-6 years. Fruit from several Barossa vineyards, indigenous yeast fermentation initiated and completed to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 13 months 11% new American oak, 6% new French barriques and the remainder in seasoned oak. 18.5/20 Nov 2016 RRP $24.95

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