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Date Printed: 3/29/2015
Yalumba The Octavius Shiraz 2001
Yalumba The Octavius Shiraz 2001
(search item no. 85472)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
Australian Wine Companion rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 3/29/2015: $199.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2008 Australian Wine Companion rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
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 Australia's oldest family-owned winery, founded in 1849 by Samuel Smith. From modest beginnings, the Yalumba Wine Company has grown to become one of Australia's most successful wineries, owned by 5th generation Robert Hill-Smith. Yalumba regularly receives accolades for its outstanding wines, and for its leadership in viticultural innovation and sustainable farming. Yalumba was the first winery in the world to be recognized with the Climate Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (2007), earned the International Green Apple Gold Award from House of Commons (U.K. 2011), and was the first winery outside the United States to win the BRIT International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing Competition (2013). The Yalumba portfolio commences with the fresh and flavorsome varietal wines of the Y Series, then moves up to the Samuel’s Garden line to capture the essence of the classic Rhone-influenced varietals of the Barossa and Eden Valleys, explores sub-regional complexity through innovative, modern wines in the Hand Pickedline, and culminates with the coveted, collectible Yalumba Rare and Fine wines including Signature and Octavius.