2017 Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz
- Barossa Valley SA
A flagship Shiraz born of treasured, old vines dating back to 1854, these are some of the oldest Shiraz plantings in the world. Matured for 23 months in 30% new French oak barriques and balances in Yalumba coopered American oak octaves, French barriques and hogsheads.
The Octavius has an alluring perfume of spice, fresh red cherry blossom, blueberries, blackberries and dark plums entwined in bitter cocoa. A deliciously complex palate with textural concentration and a rich core of currants, blue and black fruit.