Yalumba ‘The Octavius’ Barossa Old Vine Shiraz 2013

Syrah from Australia - South Australia
Review Date : 15-Aug-2017
Very dark, deep, black-hued ruby-red colour, near impenetrable, with youthful purple tints. The nose is very elegant and fine in expression, still tightly bound, providing finesse, but clearly brooding with the power and intensity to be revealed. At present, this shows a beautiful aromatic purity, with sweetly ripe blackberry fruits, liquorice, spicy oak and rich plums. This exudes remarkable finesse. On palate, this has great intensity of tightly bound and refined fruit flavours of blackberries, pepper, plums and liquorice with an array of spices and exotic oak. The extraction is very fine-grained and powdery in texture, but allows the sweetness and finesse to prevail. The wine carries to a very long and sustained, lush and exotic oaked finish. This will age well for two decades. Fruit 53% from the Eden Valley and 47% from the Barossa Valley, vine 84 y.o. on average, fermented to 14.0% alc. and aged 20 months in 42% new French and American octaves. 19.5-/20 Aug 2017 RRP $107.00

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