Yalumba Paradox Shiraz 2015
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 Yalumba Distinguished Sites is a family of exceptional wines; each carefully sourced and masterfully crafted to capture the true essence of specific, special sites from which it is grown. 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.
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Cellaring:
Enjoy now or 20 years
Foods:
Pumpkin & mushroom risotto with truffle & roasted beetroot
Oak:
18 months in French oak Puncheons new (11%), balance 1 year and older.
Nose:
An inky crimson wine with complex aromas full of freshly baked plum cake crushed black pepper, violets and fennel with hints of blueberries.
Palate:
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.
Varietal Composition:
Shiraz