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Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz
Shiraz
2002
97
2
$179.90
Ranked #6 of 42 2002 Shiraz from Barossa Valley
Top Ranked Wine
94/100
4.5 Stars
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Deep, bright red colour with a trace of purple. The bouquet is youthful, bright and bold, with good balance and some complexity. A lick of spice and sousbois make it a more Rhone-ish style. Not dominated by any single component. A subtle touch of garden mint. Bright and refreshing, red fruits, cleansing acidity and tannins. Big wine and tannic, but it avoids heaviness. Still has years to go.
Tasted: 25/05/2016
Drink: 2016 to 2026

97 Points Robert Parker

Deep garnet-brick colored, the 2002 The Octavius (Shiraz Old Vine) is wonderfully spicy and peppery with fragrant Indian spice and sandalwood complementing a core of prunes and baked blackberries. Medium to full-bodied, voluptuous and velvety, the palate is opulent and exotic, finishing with great depth and persistence.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Lisa Perrotti-Brown. June, 2017

96 Points Robert Parker

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 and cassis liqueur, roasted meats, and barbecue spice emerge from this hugely extracted, full-bodied monster. Reminiscent of some Grange Hermitage cuvees from the early seventies, it is a wine of supreme quality, with a singular personality as well as 20-25 years of aging potential.
Source: Robert Parker (Robert Parker Wine Advocate) by Robert M. Parker, Jr. January, 2005

94 Points James Halliday

Excellent hue; complex blackberry and plum fruit; spicy mocha oak and silky tannins; impressive length. Drink to 2020.
Source: James Halliday. March, 2006

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 and cassis liqueur, roasted meats, and barbecue spice emerge from this hugely extracted, full-bodied monster. Reminiscent of some Grange Hermitage cuvees from the early seventies, it is a wine of supreme quality, with a singular personality as well as 20-25 years of aging potential. Source: Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) October, 2005 by Robert Parker

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