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 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...