Blackberry, black cherry, chocolate, cedar and a touch of earthiness and leather thrown in for good measure. Complex nose to say the least. Dry full bodied with a smooth silky well integrated palate. Liqueur cherry flavours. Elegant wine good to drink now but will age superbly.
Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz 2016, Barossa Valley, SA
Outstanding (Score range 95-100)
Often an internationally recognised, leading brand or winery – but not always! Produces a classic wine that is a faultless representation of the style/variety. Complexity on the nose and a seamless palate are an example of the hallmarks of an outstanding wine.
Highly Recommended (Score range 92-94)
A quality focused wine that has plenty of style. Length of palate and intensity are often key characteristics of highly recommended wines. These producers could be the ones to watch in the future.
Recommended (Score range 89-91)
An above average well-made, reflection of the style/variety, which often represents good value for money.