2006 Yalumba The Octavius (Shiraz Old Vine)

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  • Syrah
  • 750ML
  • JH 96
  • WA 95
  • IWC 93
  • WE 92
  • JS 92
  • WS 91

Reviews for 2006 Yalumba The Octavius (Shiraz Old Vine)

JH 96
James Halliday - James Halliday, May 2010
Deep colour; a surprisingly restrained bouquet, only revealing glimpses of the black fruit, licorice, char and violets on offer; the palate is powerful, but held in check by the tightly wound, focused and complex fruit... Deep colour; a surprisingly restrained bouquet, only revealing glimpses of the black fruit, licorice, char and violets on offer; the palate is powerful, but held in check by the tightly wound, focused and complex fruit; the tannins are plentiful and fine, and the acidity super-fresh, promising a long life.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2010
The 2006 Octavius Barossa Shiraz casts a very deep garnet-purple color and presents pronounced warm cherry and dried flower notes with some youthful crushed blackberries, earth, truffles, tree bark and Chinese five spice... The 2006 Octavius Barossa Shiraz casts a very deep garnet-purple color and presents pronounced warm cherry and dried flower notes with some youthful crushed blackberries, earth, truffles, tree bark and Chinese five spice. Elegant, medium-bodied and crisp in the mouth, it gives firm fine tannins, great concentration and a very long finish. Drink it now to 2022+. - LPB
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2011
Inky violet color. Heady, exotic aromas of candied dark berries, cherry-vanilla, Indian spices and woodsmoke, with a sexy floral quality gaining strength with aeration. Broad, fleshy and impressively deep, offering sappy... Inky violet color. Heady, exotic aromas of candied dark berries, cherry-vanilla, Indian spices and woodsmoke, with a sexy floral quality gaining strength with aeration. Broad, fleshy and impressively deep, offering sappy cassis, blueberry and violet pastille flavors. Turns spicier on the finish, which lingers with outstanding persistence. There's nothing to get in the way of drinking this now but it has the concentration to age. This comes in at 13.5% alcohol. - Josh Raynolds
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, November 2011
As usual when young, the oak is obvious in the 2006 Octavius, reeking of smoke and cured meats. But there’s also balancing raspberry fruit and hints of green peppercorn. This is full bodied and a bit tough and chewy on... As usual when young, the oak is obvious in the 2006 Octavius, reeking of smoke and cured meats. But there’s also balancing raspberry fruit and hints of green peppercorn. This is full bodied and a bit tough and chewy on the finish; give it a few years to soften and integrate. Drink 2014–2020.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, June 2011
Rhone like aromas of meat, sweaty leather and iodine. This wine has sinew etched into its fruit for focus and length. Good savory astringency. Highly drinkable now, but will age over the next decade.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Rich in flavor and generous in style, this is well-focused to emphasize refinement over power, offering cherry, blackberry and floral flavors that persist nicely on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2016. 80 cases... Rich in flavor and generous in style, this is well-focused to emphasize refinement over power, offering cherry, blackberry and floral flavors that persist nicely on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2016. 80 cases imported. –HS