19 Ratings
Yalumba Shiraz The Octavius
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Winemaker's Notes

(From 2004 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. This wine is full depth red purple in colour. The nose shows read more...hints of opulent plums coffee and cedar with a crunch of dark berries and a burst of olive and aniseed. The palate displays sweet spicy fruit in the mid palate all plump and juicy. This is not a massively concentrated wine but it is full bodied and has a melt of oozing tannins to finish. Immaculate. (hide)