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2015 Longview Yakka Shiraz

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    RRP $29.50 per bottle

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    $155.94 (6 x 750ml)

    cracka review

    The Yakka shows plum, red berries, coffee, eucalyptus, and that typical spicy white pepper character that you find in Macclesfield fruit. It has a rich palate of black fruits and layered tannins with a spicy, long finish.

    expert reviews

    James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
    To 2017
    Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
    88
    James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
    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 2025
    Australian Wine Companion 2013
    93
    James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
    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.
    2023
    Australian Wine Companion 2012
    90
    Nick Stock (2008 Vintage) says
    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.
    Now
    The Good Wine Guide
    90
    James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
    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
    95
    Tyson Stelzer (2007 Vintage) says
    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.
    92
    Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2007 Vintage) says
    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
    93
    James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
    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
    95
    Campbell Mattinson (2006 Vintage) says
    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
    93
    James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
    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
    91
    James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
    Light to medium-bodied; spicy, savoury style belies the 14.5° alcohol; elegant palate, good length, but lacking richness.
    Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
    88
    James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
    Medium-bodied; smooth blackberry and spice; good French oak and fine tannins through a long finish.
    Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
    91
    James Halliday (2001 Vintage) says
    Medium-bodied; gently savoury; sweet blackberry and plum fruit; fine, ripe tannins and good oak handling.
    Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
    90

    winemaker's notes

    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.

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