Yalumba The Octavius Shiraz 2016
- Australia, 750ml
A very deep purple, red in colour. This wine showcases Shiraz with its’ depth of Barossa Valley and the alluring, aromatic freshness of Eden Valley. Vibrant aromas of dark cherries, anise and red raspberry. A distinctive wine with richness and dark berry, fruit compote palate. Perfectly balanced, elegant and refined.
- Winery: Yalumba
- Varietal: Shiraz
- Region: 67% Barossa Valley, 33% Eden Valley, Australia
- Vintage: 2016
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Cork
- Food match: Lamb roast, beef, game meat, pork & pepperoni; tuna & salmon; pizza; BBQ & heavy red sauces; bleu-veined cheeses
A flagship Shiraz born of treasured, old vines dating back to 1854, these are some of the oldest Shiraz plantings in the world. Matured in Yalumba coopered oak octaves; the inspiration behind the name of this fine, Barossa wine.
"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 flavours 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." Vinous
"From the first planting in 1849, six generations have embraced the magnificent unknown.
We have been fiercely independent, family owned winemakers since 1849, showcasing the best of the Barossa. For six generations we have embraced the magnificent unknown, letting the land lead the way, and growing our vines with as little interference as possible.
Founding a legacy
Yalumba started with the planting of vines in 1849, by founder Samuel Smith. Under the moonlight, in the heart of the Barossa, he set in place not just the first of many generations of vines, but a philosophy that still holds true today. A genuine respect for the land and a willingness to venture into the unknown.
Cementing our place
We have always had a deep connection to the Barossa. Our long-term vision is manifested in our marble and sandstone Clocktower; a solid monument to our commitment to the region. Our Yalumba Cooperage also shows this passion. It is where we continue the proud tradition of crafting oak barrels and it is the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
Exploring beyond Australia
Third generation Fred Caley Smith, took to the seas on a grand scientific discovery in 1893 and returned with progressive horticultural developments that laid the foundation of sustainable viticulture and winemaking at Yalumba today. We honour his spirit of innovation with our flagship blend The Caley Cabernet & Shiraz.
The Great Australian Red
The blending of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz is a distinctly Australian winemaking practice, producing striking reds that cannot be replicated in France, Germany or Italy due to strict controls around regional blending. Since the 1800s we have been one of the most dedicated pioneers of this method. The Signature Cabernet Sauvignon & Shiraz is a prime example. A coming together of The Great Australian Red, and our core philosophy. With no set formula, we have embraced the magnificent unknown to create a unique and surprising vintage since 1961.
The future of Yalumba
We have always strived to innovate and reduce our impact on the environment. We have the largest solar system in any Australian winery. We have won 43 accolades for our sustainable practices over the years, including the International Award of Excellence for Sustainable Wine Growing & the International Green Apple Gold Award. We want to make sure that future generations will continue to make great wine with minimal intervention, for many decades to come."
- 96/100 Points - Vinous (2016 vintage)
- 96/100 Points - Decanter (2016 vintage)
- 95/100 Points - James Suckling (2016 vintage)
- 94/100 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2016 vintage)
- 93/100 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2016 vintage)
- 95/100 Points - Wilfred Wong (2015 vintage)
- 94/100 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2015 vintage)
- 93/100 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2015 vintage)
- 94/100 Points - James Suckling (2014 vintage)
- 93/100 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2014 vintage)
- 92/100 Points - Wine Spectator (2014 vintage)
- 93/100 Points - Wine Enthusiast (2013 vintage)
- 93/100 Points - James Suckling (2013 vintage)
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