Yalumba The Octavius

Yalumba The Octavius has established a reputation as one of Australia's icon Shiraz wines, an amazing feat considering the first release was the 1990 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 is that the wood is seasoned at Yalumba 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.

  • Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 2004

    [SOLD-OUT] Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 2004

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Wine Advocate 96 points!"The 2004 The Octavius is 100% Shiraz aged for 22 months in American and Hungarian oak, much of it new. Inky black/purple, it coats the glass with legs. It has an alluring perfume of toasty oak, plum, licorice, blueberry, bacon,...

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  • Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 2003

    [SOLD-OUT] Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 2003

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    -A renowned Barossa icon is Yalumba's Shiraz The Octavius. The 2003 is a 100% Shiraz aged 22 months in a combination of American barrels (coopered at Yalumba) and French 300 liter hogsheads. This beauty offers up aromas of sweet blueberries, black...

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    $105.00
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  • Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 2002

    [SOLD-OUT] Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 2002

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Robert Parker 96 points!"A spectacular effort, the 2002 Shiraz The Octavius (100% old vine Shiraz aged 22 months in both French and American wood) is a noteworthy successor to the phenomenal 2001 released last year. Aromas of figs, chocolate, blackberry...

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  • Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 2001

    [SOLD-OUT] Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 2001

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Robert Parker 98 points!"Produced from yields of 1.2 tons of fruit per acre, the 2001 Shiraz Octavius spent 20 months in both French and American oak. A blockbuster, structured Shiraz with oodles of personality/soul, it offers a sumptuous bouquet as well...

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    $120.00
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  • Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 2000

    [SOLD-OUT] Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 2000

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Robert Parker 90 points!"The 2000 Shiraz Octavius possesses earthy, peppery aromatics revealing notions of smoke, melted asphalt/creosote, plums, currants, figs, and loamy soil. While medium to full-bodied, with moderate tannin as well as an excellent...

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    $79.00
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  • Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 1997

    [SOLD-OUT] Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 1997

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Robert Parker 91 points!" The dense purple-colored 1997 Shiraz Octavius reveals a classic Barossa Shiraz perfume of creamy oak intermixed with blackberry liqueur, pepper, and meat. Opulent, full-bodied, fleshy, and chewy, this youthful 1997 is soft...

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    $85.00
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  • Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 1996

    [SOLD-OUT] Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 1996

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Wine Spectator 92 points!' Ripe and exotic, a cascade of subtle flavors winding through a plump core of black cherry, berry and anise flavors, with toasty cardamom, pepper and slightly gamy notes hovering around the fine-grained tannins on the finish...

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    $120.00
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  • Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 1995

    [SOLD-OUT] Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 1995

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    The 1995 Old Vine Shiraz, from a parcel of 70-year old vines, is aged in American oak. Sweet and oaky, with blackberry/cherry liqueur, high, heady alcohol levels, plenty of glycerin, and a full-bodied, long, spicy finish. Wine Advocate # 135 Jun 2001...

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    $115.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 1994

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    Jeremy Oliver 95 points!"Brilliant and refined modern shiraz ready for extended cellaring, revealing a sophisticated marriage of intense dark berry/cassis fruit with creamy, chocolate new American oak. Silky-smooth, it has a long, refined palate with a...

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    $94.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Yalumba Octavius Shiraz 1992

    Region: SA- Barossa Valley

    -Jeremy Oliver 93 points!'Massive, concentrated, peppery, spicy shiraz of great intensity and ripeness perfectly matched with mocha, vanilla, smoky new American oak. Superb smoothness and suppleness derived from old vine plantings and very low yields.'...

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    $92.00
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