Yalumba Distinguished Sites Paradox Shiraz 2018


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Region: Barossa Valley
Grapes: Shiraz
First Glance: Aromatic, Svelte, Smoky
Acclaim: 93pts

The Wine:
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.

The Review:
Mike Bennie, The Wine Front - 93pts
"It’s a pure-feeling shiraz but with strong DNA of the heartland. Slick texture, smooth as, choc-berry and ripe cherry characters, a reserve and elegance perhaps in all that. Scents similarly set to choc, cherry, berry, with whiffs of mint and anise. Fine tannins go flinty and smoky to finish, with gentle, gummy grip. Feels very gulpable, holds in good concentration but levity and freshness. Moreish stuff, in a quasi-traditional mould, but the sense that the wine is more an expression of fruit than seasoned or worked to a style. Likeable, very much, in that way."