YALUMBA PARADOX SHIRAZ 2015

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Paradox: A person or thing made up of contradictory elements.
Made as a slightly different style for the Barossa, as Yalumba say. The Paradox is not what you might expect from a wine from the northern Barossa. It’s not the high octane, lots of new oak stereotypical northern Barossa Shiraz, but rather a softer, more gentle velvet-like and savoury style of wine.​​ It's a style that seems to suit the Kiwi palate perfectly and over the past few vintages, this has been one of our top selling Shiraz. This new vintage release 2015 has just arrived and even more than usual, is a great combination between the sweet plummy Barossan Shiraz fruit and the brooding savoury, meaty flavours. Plush and warming on the palate. This is seriously sexy!
Winery notes (2015 Vintage)
"A wet winter and dry spring resulted in smaller berries and bunches, producing grapes of great aromatics and flavour. A long and mild summer with very few heat spikes and cool nights, has contributed to a wine of great balance and beauty. Made with little intervention, the 2015 Paradox Shiraz used small parcels of grapes fermented with wild yeast in French open top oak vats. The ferment naturally gets warm, allowing the fruit flavours and textures to express themselves, while the tannin extraction is minimal. Natural malolactic fermentation occurs in oak, the majority of which is old and larger format puncheons.

An inky crimson wine with complex aromas full of freshly baked plum cake crushed black pepper, violets and fennel with hints of blueberries. The palate is lush with layers of velvet, great structure and flavours reminiscent of satsuma plums, olives, black pepper and anise. The wine finishes savoury and is driven by fine powdery tannins."
5 Stars & 95/100 Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, January 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"Dense, rich shiraz with sweet, ripe plum, black currant, violet, liquorice and nutty oak flavours. A supremely elegant wine with succulent sweet fruit perfectly restrained by fine tannins. Plenty of cellaring potential."
5 Stars & 95/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, November 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"This is gracefully opulent; the gorgeous bouquet shows dark fruit, vanilla, chocolate tart, smoked game and warm spice aromas, followed a concentrated and plush palate that is impressively fruited and multi-layered. The wine offers superb fruit power and richness, while remaining balanced and structured, wonderfully structured by perfectly pitched tannins. At its best: now to 2025."
5 Stars & 19.0-/20 Raymond Chan, November 2017 (2015 Vintage)
"Full, saturated black-red colour, a little lighter on the edge. The nose is softly full and voluminous with aromas of sweetly ripe blackberries, raspberries and plum fruit with liquorice and spice notes. The aromatics are harmoniously integrated and presented with aromatic, sweet oak elements adding interest. Medium-full bodied, the palate has deeply layered, rich and luscious fruit flavours of blackberries, dark raspberries and black plums, with notes of liquorice and spice notes. The fruit is well-concentrated, providing a softly dense and fine-textured palate with ripe tannins. The fruit richness provides good drive and line, and the wine carries to a lusciously long and sustained finish. This is a softly concentrated and deeply layered, fully ripened Shiraz with dense flavours of blackberries plums and raspberries on a fine-textured palate with great presence. Match with slow-cooked game meat and casseroles over the next 7-9+ years. Shiraz fruit from the Northern Barossa Valley, indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in 11% new French oak puncheons. Winemaker: Louisa Rose."


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