Signifying Yalumba’s commitment to Barossa Shiraz, this is a truly individual wine, handcrafted, handmade and matured in fine French oak and Yalumba coopered American octave barrels. These unique barrels, which offered inspiration for the wine’s name, are just one of the many harmonious components in the symphony that is Yalumba The Octavius Shiraz.
About the Vineyard
Sourced 61% from Eden Valley and 39% from Barossa Valley with an average vine age of 100 years. The Eden Valley Shiraz provides the exotic aromatics and seamless palate structure, while the Barossa Valley Shiraz provides richness, density and concentration.
The growing season began with consistent rainfall
throughout winter. Spring remained warmer and drier
than average and although bunch and berry size was
reduced the vines were off to a healthy start. The reduced
berry and crop size has produced grapes of great aromatics
and flavour. A long and relatively mild summer with quite
cool nights helped to retain acidity and pristine fruit
flavours in the Shiraz. Matured for 22 Months in 21% new French and American oak Octaves, balance in older French Barriques, Hogsheads and American Octaves.
A very deep red in colour. Vibrant aromas of dark cherries,
aniseed and licorice, distinctive and seductive with exotic
spices and espresso coffee. The dark berry fruit palate is rich
and powerful, yet gently evolving, with a classy restrained
elegance, displaying silky raspberry, damson plum and
sweet blackberry fruits. A wonderfully balanced wine
with beautiful tannins.
Double decant and enjoy alongside a classic steak and kidney pie or lentil, sweet potato and chickpea stew.