Yalumba Paradox Northern Barossa Shiraz 2018
94 POINT RATED BOB CAMPBELL & 93 POINT RATED NED GOODWIN PARADOX BAROSSA SHIRAZ
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- 94 POINT RATED BOB CAMPBELL THE REAL REVIEW
- 93 POINT RATED NED GOODWIN HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- 92 POINT RATED WINESTATE WORLD'S GREATEST SHIRAZ CHALLENGE
- 5 RED STAR RATED WINERY JAMES HALLIDAY
- AUSTRALIA'S OLDEST FAMILY OWNED WINERY ESTABLISHED 1849
Crimson red in colour. An alluring bouquet of wild fennel, boysenberry and rose petals, surrounded in subtle notes of smoky oak. A generous palate with loads of boysenberry, chocolate and plum cake. The wine has a silky texture and finishes with velvet-like tannins, making it a delight to drink.
94 Point Rated - Bob Campbell The Real Review
"The density and richness I expect from old vine Barossa shiraz with cassis, black fruits, liquorice, anise, chocolate-mocha and a generous serving of classy oak. Absolutely delicious now but with plenty of cellaring potential. Good acidity just stops it from being slightly porty."
93 Point Rated Ned Goodwin Halliday Wine Companion
"A rich, warm climate expression strung across a bow of reductive tension: violet lift segueing to iodine, smoked meat, tapenade and pulpy whole-berry blue fruit scents. Juicy and energetic, with a plume of clove and pepper-doused acidity. Long and admirably crunchy for a wine of this weight."
92 Point Rated - Winestate World's Greatest Shiraz Challenge
"Nice lift of minty blue fruit aroma with attractive peppery varietal fruit that builds along the palate. $50."
As you might expect from its name, the Paradox Shiraz is not what you would expect from a wine from the warmest parts of the northern Barossa Valley. It's a softer, more gentle, velvet-like and savoury style of wine.
With good winter soil moisture, the vines grew happily through a warm spring and into the dry summer months. These conditions
led to an even bunch set and healthy canopy. The dry, warm weather through summer and into autumn produced grapes with vibrant and intense varietal flavours.
The northern area of the Barossa Valley has some of the oldest landscapes in the Barossa, with bed rocks forming the famous 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 attuned to the needs of making their vineyards sustainable with modern viticultural thinking.
Barossa, South Australia
|Cellaring:||Drink now or cellar up 2026|
|Bottle Top:||Foil over cork|
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