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"Offering elegance & opulent in one" Wine Orbit

"Big, dense & concentrated Shiraz; A lovely wine" Bob Campbell, MW

Enjoy with wild mushroom ragù & creamy polenta

Yalumba Paradox Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017 (Australia)

$27.99p/Btl
Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 95/100 Points Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 4 Stars - Recommended Vegan Wine
Yalumba Paradox Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017 (Australia)

Yalumba Paradox Barossa Valley Shiraz 2017 (Australia)

The northern area of the Barossa Valley has some of the oldest landscapes in the Barossa...
$27.99p/Btl

Accolades

Awarded 95/100 Points & 5 Stars

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Apr 2020

Awarded 94/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Feb 2020

Awarded 4 Stars 

Cuisine Magazine 2020

Description

  • French oak
  • Dark plum & blackberry
  • Chocolate-mocha
  • Fine, ripe tannins

"Big, dense and concentrated shiraz with blackberry jam, cassis, dark-fleshed plum, chocolate-mocha, liquorice and spicy oak flavours. A lovely wine, with a structure of ripe tannins that allows the wine to be enjoyed now but suggest it will age well" Bob Campbell, Master of Wine, Real Review, Apr 2020

"Offering elegance and opulent in one, the wine shows sweet plum, blackberry, dark cocoa, cedar and fragrant spice notes on the nose, followed by a wonderfully weighted palate that's silky and flowing. It's flavoursome and persistent with delightful fruit purity together with spicy complexity, finishing impressively long and soothing. At its best: now to 2027" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Feb 2020

Deep crimson in colour with bright, brambly, berry aromas complemented by notes of cinnamon, black olive and pepper. A vibrant palate with loads of pomegranate and blackberry, it is silky and bright with fine, powdery tannins. 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.

The northern area of the Barossa Valley has some of the oldest landscapes in the Barossa. At 200 million years old, these bed rocks have formed the soils in which the grape vines grow. It is also one of the early grape growing areas of the Barossa with many generational growers who are both traditional and attune to the needs of making their vineyards sustainable with modern viticultural thinking.

A wet winter and spring provided plenty of water for the vines to access. Spring and early summer temperatures were mild and below average, resulting in long, even ripening. These ideal conditions for grape growing allowed us to make optimal picking decisions. The warm, dry days with cool nights during late summer and autumn provided us with pristine fruit.

Food Pairing: Enjoy with wild mushroom ragù and creamy polenta or Asian style five-spice beef cheek with a fennel salad.

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