Yalumba Bartholomaeus single site Shiraz 2006

92+ points

Eden Valley, South Australia. 14%

Consumed over two nights. On the first night the acid is quite prominent. This is an elegant wine. Reminds me of some top Hunter Shiraz. On the second night it opened up. This really is an elegant seamless beautifully balanced wine. The antithesis of the burly or syrupy late picked Barossa styles.

On the nose it’s a bit muted due to the milky (Hungarian) oak but it all comes together taste-wise. The oak is just a frame for what is elegant supple fruit that I wouldn’t call cool climate but it’s not hot. Low tannin.

This wine should have an impressive future. Best in 10 years time (2021).

Grown at an altitude of 400 metres.


2 thoughts on “Yalumba Bartholomaeus single site Shiraz 2006

  1. I mostly invest in Napa boutique cabs, but I’m always up for something new. I’ll have to try this. Thanks for the tip.

  2. Less than a year later I’m surprised at the development in this wine. Also surprised that Yalumba used cork to seal it.

    The oak is prominent but quite enjoyable, gives a silky creamy layer. The fruit is not really like a Hunter, it’s Barossa but cooler Hills in origin. Seductive wine – slips down quickly.

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