2004 Yalumba The Octavius (Shiraz Old Vine)

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • WA 96
  • JH 93
  • IWC 93
  • WS 92

Reviews for 2004 Yalumba The Octavius (Shiraz Old Vine)

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2007
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... 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 blackberry and a hint of chocolate. Voluptuous and youthful it has intense flavors plenty of well-concealed structure and a 60-second finish. Cellar it for 8-10 years and drink it through 2035.
JH 93
James Halliday - James Halliday, July 2009
Plenty of oak comes through on the bouquet but the power of the wine is unmistakable; layered with flavour and aroma this is built on sheer brute force.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2008
Inky glass-staining purple. Explosively perfumed exotic bouquet of ripe boysenberry cherry preserves candied licorice black olive vanilla and Indian spices. Completely saturates the palate with deep sweet red and dark... Inky glass-staining purple. Explosively perfumed exotic bouquet of ripe boysenberry cherry preserves candied licorice black olive vanilla and Indian spices. Completely saturates the palate with deep sweet red and dark berry liqueur flavors along with dark chocolate anise and cola qualities. Broad velvety and surprisingly lively for its size this shiraz finishes with excellent thrust and cling. Doesn't want to let go of the palate.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2008
Dark and tarry in aroma with lots of ripe cherry chocolate and spice flavors carried by an open frame. Has intensity but manages to feel elegant and lively. Best from 2011 through 2020. 150 cases imported.
JJB 95
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, September 2011
Black purple and opaque at the core. Closed aromas of black cherries are pure and backwards now with the barest hint of oak underneath. Concentrated powerful dark fruits are intense and deep yet the profile is a bit more... Black purple and opaque at the core. Closed aromas of black cherries are pure and backwards now with the barest hint of oak underneath. Concentrated powerful dark fruits are intense and deep yet the profile is a bit more focused and compressed than in previous vintages. Balance and elegance are the hallmarks of this vintage with regard to its profile on the palate. Never viscous or broadly textured there is still that classic Barossa fruit flavor and no tannins to speak of on the finish.