2015 Longview Yakka Shiraz
Cracka Value Rating
RRP $29.50 per bottle
Our Price $25.99
$155.94 (6 x 750ml)
To 2017Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
A deep and concentrated wine, showing lifted sweet fruits, florals, licorice and loads of spice; medium-bodied yet rich and generous, with the ample sweet fruits being supported by fine-grained tannins and tangy acidity; long and fragrant.To 2025Australian Wine Companion 2013
Deep red-purple; both bouquet and palate show obvious oak, but there is also plenty of plushy plum and fruitcake on the medium- to full-bodied palate; in a somewhat rococo way, well balanced.2023Australian Wine Companion 2012
A warm year, granted, but I barely recognise this as an Adelaide Hills shiraz. It has ultra-ripe plum and plum-cake on the nose, along with prunes and ripe blackberry. The palate's hanging in but there's a sense that this sailed well past the point of ideal ripeness, with very ripe, doughy tannins through the finish. Drink up.NowThe Good Wine Guide
Incredibly vibrant colour; truly cool-grown black fruits and spice, notably cinnamon and clove; the palate is generous and layered with terrific acidity framing the luscious fruit on offer and silky fine tannins sustain a very long finish.Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
Refreshing, medium-bodied and spicy, this wine carries the hallmarks of great Adelaide Hills Shiraz, combining a perfumed, violet lift with deep, dark blueberry, liquorice and pepper fruit. Finely ground, structured tannins provide texture.
Spicy little number, though there's a good argument that this shouldn't be assessed for at least another eighteen months; it doesn't seem settled yet. It's a spicy wine with medium-weight, earthen, dry cherry flavours and a substantial amount of firm tannin. There's some licorice and cedarwood here too, though the predominant impression is that of a wine riding high on savouriness and interest rather than on fruit sweetness,The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
A totally harmonious, medium-bodied wine, both bouquet and palate with perfect blackberry, licorice and spice aromas and flavours. Immaculate tannin and oak backup. Gold, National Wine Show '07.Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
Longview is one of the rising stars of Australian wine. Its shiraz is on the money, its nebbiolo a field of promise. It's easy to suspect that the Adelaide Hills is about to enter a grand era. 2006 RELEASE It's tempting to call this a whopper except that it's also got the hallmarks of an elegant, finesse-matters red wine. It's big on bold blueberried fruit flavour, but it's also nuanced with flavours of chicory, hay, cedarwood and smoke. I guess it's the best of all worlds. Lively, life-giving, handsome red wine. DRINK 2011-2018.The Big Red Wine Book 2008
Medium- to full-bodied; blackberry, licorice and black pepper aromas and flavours; firm tannins knit the wine together, oak filling in any cracks; will be long-lived, cork permitting.Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
Light to medium-bodied; spicy, savoury style belies the 14.5° alcohol; elegant palate, good length, but lacking richness.Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
Medium-bodied; smooth blackberry and spice; good French oak and fine tannins through a long finish.Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
Medium-bodied; gently savoury; sweet blackberry and plum fruit; fine, ripe tannins and good oak handling.Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
Our Yakka is named after the hardy Xanthorrhoea flowering plant which is ubiquitous in Australia and found around Longview's perimeter.
Matured for 15 months in old and new French barriques, the wine displays vibrant blue fruits, spice, flavours of dark chocolate and coffee. This elegant, cool-climate shiraz is medium-bodied, and finishes with a delicious vanillin length and velvety texture. Like the Yakka, it is dramatic and structured and will thrive in most occasions.
Our Yakka is as complex as the plant we’ve named it after and, whilst excellent to drink now, it will also benefit with 10+ years cellaring.