Part of the “Distinguished Sites” collection from Yalumba, and from the north of the Barossa Valley. Spent 15 months maturation in French oak puncheons (8% new), remainder one year and older barrels. Under DIAM. Vegan friendly. Winemaker is Sam Wigan.
Yalumba, Paradox, Shiraz, Barossa Valley, 2018
Garnet hue. Very un-Barossa like in its expression: violets, malt, turned earth, suggestions of Christmas cake, mulberry syrup, pencil graphite, plum conserve, Easter Egg choc and a little licorice. Hyper elegant palate with pure silk through the front palate and super gossamer tannins. Savoury, near minty cool halo through the long finish. Flowing, gentle and persuasive, but most importantly a delight to drink.
Rating: 18.5/20 (94/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Yalumba