Probably one of the best loved wines in Yalumba’s range. Formerly known as the Patchwork, this is classic Barossa Shiraz. Plums and spice; dark chocolate, vanilla, cherry. Generous and soft with enough tannin to give structure. A very enjoyable wine that delivers on many fronts.
Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"The Barossa Shiraz 2018 is a deep, dark, purple red in colour. This is a generously aromatic wine with ripe plums, anise, lavender, currants and dark chocolate with complex notes of savoury spices. On the palate purple fruits, liquorice and violets are followed by pepper and spice. This is a full bodied, generously flavoured classic Barossa Shiraz.
Sourced from Barossa vineyards where the vines range from young (approximately 10 – 12 years old) to old (greater than 35 years). They are planted in a diverse range of sites and soils, including red brown earths, sandy loams and dark clay soils. These variations contribute to the great diversity of flavours.
Aged for 12 months in in 26% new French, American and Hungarian hogsheads, barriques & octaves. Balance in older octaves, hogsheads and barriques."
5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, May 2020 (2018 Vintage)
"The wine shows fabulous fruit purity with gorgeous aromas of Black Doris plum, blackberry, violet, fragrant spice and roasted nuts on the nose. It's succulent and plump on the palate, delivering excellent fruit intensity combined with silky texture and well-pitched tannins. Flavoursome and highly enjoyable. At its best: now to 2028."