1998 Yalumba The Octavius (Shiraz Old Vine)

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 97
  • WS 93
  • IWC 91
  • JH 91

Reviews for 1998 Yalumba The Octavius (Shiraz Old Vine)

WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2003
The 1998 Shiraz Octavius is undoubtedly controversial given its volatile acidity. Nevertheless it is a loaded intense rich classic example of full-throttle and full-bodied old vine Barossa Shiraz. All the Octavius fruit... The 1998 Shiraz Octavius is undoubtedly controversial given its volatile acidity. Nevertheless it is a loaded intense rich classic example of full-throttle and full-bodied old vine Barossa Shiraz. All the Octavius fruit is sourced from vineyards ranging from 70 to 100 years of age.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, September 2002
Ripe rich and powerful with gorgeous blackberry cherry and anise flavors at the fore this shows hints of vanilla cream and exotic spices lurking in the background all of it echoing on the fine-grained finish. Drink now... Ripe rich and powerful with gorgeous blackberry cherry and anise flavors at the fore this shows hints of vanilla cream and exotic spices lurking in the background all of it echoing on the fine-grained finish. Drink now through 2015. 1150 cases made. -HS
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2002
Dense red-ruby color. Opulent, heady nose matches concentrated, deeply spicy fruit tones of plum, cassis, raspberry and cherry with sweet, smoky oak notes of mocha, chocolate and vanilla. Really flaunts its fruit and oak... Dense red-ruby color. Opulent, heady nose matches concentrated, deeply spicy fruit tones of plum, cassis, raspberry and cherry with sweet, smoky oak notes of mocha, chocolate and vanilla. Really flaunts its fruit and oak on the palate, with concentrated, assertive flavors of chocolate liqueur, licorice, clove and bay leaf enhanced by the finest American cooperage. Silky-smooth, very modern and rather exaggerated, with not a subtlety in sight.
JH 91
James Halliday - James Halliday, October 2002
Medium to full red-purple; a highly scented bouquet with a mix of ripe fruit and lashings of new oak, the palate in similar mode exuding massive fruit, oak and tannins.