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20 November 2008

“Distinguished – Unique - Outstanding” Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz 2005 [Barossa]

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at the Wrest Point Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2008

These two trophies reinforce ‘The Octavius’ position as an Australian Shiraz of distinction and come as a resounding triumph alongside its classification as ’outstanding’ by Langton’s IV - “a remarkably individual and generous Old Vine Shiraz.”

“The winemaking team are excited with the Hobart Wine Show results and the two trophies received are recognition of The Octavius style that is widely accepted within the industry and with fine wine buyers. Careful selection of Shiraz from old vine vineyards in the Barossa that we have worked with for a number of years, together with small lot fermentation, has enabled us to craft a wine of full richness and flavour in a modern Shiraz expression. The Octavius 2005 was matured in Yalumba coopered octaves to produce a powerful stylish wine of elegance that displays balance between ripe berry fruit and fine tannin structure.”

– Kevin Glastonbury, winemaker

Yalumba The Octavius has established a reputation as one of Australia's icon Shiraz wines, an amazing feat considering the first release was the 1990 vintage.

*** Yalumba The Octavius Old Vine Shiraz 2005 [Barossa] will be released as part of Yalumba’s collection of Rare & Fine wines in May 2009.

Click here to discover more about the crafting of Yalumba The Octavius.

In Australia there is no definition in our wine law to prescribe what constitutes an 'old vine', leaving it open to individual interpretation. In 2007 Yalumba established their own ‘Old Vine Charter’ to celebrate the intrinsic merit of old vines and hopefully encourage regions to do the same. Read The Yalumba Old Vine Charter.

Wrest Point Royal Hobart International Wine Show 2008


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