2003 Yalumba The Octavius Shiraz Barossa [Future Arrival]



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Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 2003
Varietal Shiraz
Producer Yalumba
Region South Australia
Appellation Barossa Valley
Color Red
Country Australia
Future Arrival Yes
Featured No

Additional Information

Weight 3.5 lbs

Pro Reviews

Wine Advocate (WA)


A renowned Barossa icon is Yalumba’s Shiraz The Octavius. The 2003 is a 100% Shiraz aged 22 months in a combination of American barrels (coopered at Yalumba) and French 300 liter hogsheads. This beauty offers up aromas of sweet blueberries, black truffles, blackberries, melted road tar, pepper, and espresso roast. Full-bodied, powerful, and rich, with sweet tannin, decent acidity, and a superb finish, this is a wine to drink over the next 15 or more years. – Robert M. Parker, Jr. – 31-10-2006

Vinous Media (VM)


Deep ruby. Explosively perfumed nose features energetic blackberry, boysenberry and kirsch aromas underscored by suave graphite, licorice and violet. Deep and sweet, offering impressively concentrated but fresh dark berry flavors that reach every corner of the palate. Silky tannins add structure but don't detract from the lush, creamy fruit. This seems to carry endlessly through the finish, leaving behind a strong violet pastille quality.

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