五號好酒- Yalumba Octavius Old Vine Shiraz 2008 澳洲 雅倫布酒莊八號樂章旗艦紅酒 Barossa Valley 偶像酒!!
五號精選 - Yalumba Octavius Old Vine Shiraz 2008
澳洲 雅倫布酒莊 八號樂章（旗艦酒）
產區：澳洲 Barossa Valley
全名：Yalumba Octavius Old Vine Shiraz
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. In addition to being sourced from a number of very old vineyards in the Barossa, The Octavius is matured in American oak 'octaves' of 90 litres capacity. It is the only red wine in the world that is matured in such small barrels. The secret of the wine not becoming overpowered by the oak lies in the wood which is seasoned at Yalumba's own on-site cooperage for eight years before the octaves are crafted. Yalumba is one of a select few wineries in the world who boast their own coopers practising the ancient craft of barrel making.
The grapes were hand picked and crushed to our 8 tonne open top stainless steel fermenters. The natural or 'wild' yeasts present on the grape skins were allowed to initiate the sugar fermentation. Cultured winery yeasts were then added to complete this fermentation which was, along with cap/skin management, controlled by the Yalumba designed cap plunger. The result is a wine with excellent depth of colour, richness and complexity. Generally the grapes for ‘The Octavius’ are sourced from vineyards within both the Eden Valley and Barossa Valley regions, however, in Vintage 2004, only Barossa Valley grapes were used. The vines are all mature, most being between 70 and 100 years old. Vineyard yields are generally between 2 and 5 tonnes per hectare. Soil types vary from red-brown earth over red clay, sandy loam over clay to sandy soils.
A palate of depth and intensity with dark fruits, violets, and floral flavours help to unveil the richness of this wine. Soft, refined tannins give balance and structure. This wine is made for medium to long term cellaring.
The 2008 The Octavius is 100% Shiraz aged for 22 months in American and Hungarian oak, much of it new. Inky black/purple, it coats the glass with legs. It has an alluring perfume of toasty oak, plum, licorice, blueberry, bacon, blackberry, and a hint of chocolate. Voluptuous and youthful, it has intense flavors, plenty of well-concealed structure, and a 60-second finish. Cellar it for 8-10 years and drink it through 2035.