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Date Printed: 4/15/2014
Yalumba The Octavius 2001
Yalumba The Octavius 2001
(search item no. 85472)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 4/15/2014: $199.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2004 Australian Wine Companion rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2003 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Produced from yields of 1.2 tons of fruit per acre, this blockbuster is structured with oodles of personality / soul.  It offers a sumptuous bouquet as well as flavors of chocolate, white flowers, blackberry and cassis liqueur, prunes, figs, roasted meats and burning embers.  Hugely extracted, this monster shiraz has amazing balance and symmetry for its large scaled style.
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About Yalumba:

Yalumba is one of Australia's oldest family-owned wineries and was founded in 1949 by Samuel Smith. From modest beginnings, the Yalumba Wine Company has grown to become one of Australia's most successful medium-sized wineries, owned by 6th generation Robert Hill Smith. Yalumba regularly receives accolateds for its distinctive wines, as well as for its leadership role in the Australian wine industry in the areas of viti-innovation and environmental policy. The Yalumba premium wine portfolio commences with the fresh and flavorsome varietal wines of the Y Series, then moves up to capture the essence of the Barossa Eden Valleys, explores old world varieties through innovated, modern wines in the Hand Picked line, and culminates with the coveted, collectible Yalumba Rare & Fine wines.