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2014 Yalumba Octavius Old vine Shiraz

2014 Yalumba Octavius Old vine Shiraz

95 Points James Halliday
2014 Yalumba Octavius Old vine Shiraz
95 Points James Halliday

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A supreme red from some of Yalumba's oldest vines. This carefully selected old vine fruit has been allowed to ripen perfectly -- but not overly -- which brings the wine a brightness to go with its subtle depth and harmonious layering of classic flavours. A refined beast, the Octavius is a beautifully modern icon of Barossa to decant now or cellar a considerable time.

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$80.99 in mixed 6+ or $89.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Shiraz

Its Origins

Yalumba was founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith, British migrant and English brewer, who had brought his family to Angaston, Barossa Valley, seeking a new life. After purchasing a 30-acre parcel of land just beyond the southern-eastern boundary of Angaston, Smith and his son began planting the first vines by moonlight. Samuel named his patch "Yalumba" – aboriginal for "all the land around". Five generations and 160 years later Yalumba, Australia's oldest family owned winery, has grown in size and stature, and since 1989 the company has been run by Robert and Sam Hill Smith. Yalumba owns over 1000 acres of vineyards, as well as buying in grapes from selected growers, some of whom have been working with Yalumba over 4 generations. The winery is modern and hi-tech and is one of the very few wine companies in the world to have its own cooperage!

What The Critics Say

95/100 Halliday's Wine Companion, Campbell Mattinson

"You have to admire the way this combines mouthfilling flavour with freshness, elegance and indeed beauty. This packs prettiness into its power. It's as much about boysenberry as blackberry, as much violets and mint as sweet, soft plums. There's a glide of smoky, chocolatey oak, but no more than that. Oak here just taps the fruit into line, and adds to the texture. It's quite a beauty." Drink by 2040

95/100 Huon Hooke

"Deep colour with a tinge of purple, and a bouquet which is earthy, savoury, reminding of damp straw and undergrowth, finishing with a twist of licorice-like bitterness, with good depth and length. (PS: two and three days later it was drinking better and better: still a quiet, relatively undemonstrative wine but concentrated, deep and subtly superb. Graphite, spice, dark chocolate aromas. A superb wine, but it needed time. Decanting and extended breathing recommended.) 26 JUL 2018." Drink 2019 - 2038

93/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Joe Czerwinski

"A blend of Barossa Valley (63%) and Eden Valley (37%) Shiraz, Yalumba's 2014 The Octavius balances savory notes of toast, mocha and grilled meat with mulberry and boysenberry fruit. Full-bodied and creamy across the palate, it shows attractive structure and a fine, elegant finish." Drink 2018 - 2030

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Barossa

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2040

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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