Yalumba

Paradox Shiraz

9.136 ratings
9.39 pro ratings
Barossa Valley, Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Very dark crimson in colour with youthful purple rim. Black and blue fruits with a note of black pepper and thistle. Another rich Barossa perfect for Winter. A full bodied palate with black fruits and that pepper there on the palate. Well controlled oak influence with 18 months in French Oak puncheons new (11%), balance 1 year and older. When I first tried this at the Yalumba dinner last year I preferred this wine to some of Yalumba’s high priced Cuvées like the Octavius and The Caley.

Very dark crimson in colour with youthful purple rim. Black and blue fruits with a note of black pepper and thistle. Another rich Barossa perfect for Winter. A full bodied palate with black fruits and that pepper there on the palate. Well controlled oak influence with 18 months in French Oak puncheons new (11%), balance 1 year and older. When I first tried this at the Yalumba dinner last year I preferred this wine to some of Yalumba’s high priced Cuvées like the Octavius and The Caley.

Jul 14th, 2020
Bob McDonald

At the Annual Yalumba Tasting at the Downs Club. A quick note - this was brilliant particularly for the money which was about a third of the price of the Octavius and a fraction of The Caley. Fleshy and fruity covering the spectrum from Pepper through to Plum with sweet Tannins. Short term cellaring- drink now to 10 years. A very good Northern Barossa Shiraz. I bought 6.

At the Annual Yalumba Tasting at the Downs Club. A quick note - this was brilliant particularly for the money which was about a third of the price of the Octavius and a fraction of The Caley. Fleshy and fruity covering the spectrum from Pepper through to Plum with sweet Tannins. Short term cellaring- drink now to 10 years. A very good Northern Barossa Shiraz. I bought 6.

Jun 19th, 2019
Michael Giles

Big wine, still young, needs decanting for a good couple of hours to start show itself. Big black fruit, and as it opens up, became more red fruits.

Big wine, still young, needs decanting for a good couple of hours to start show itself. Big black fruit, and as it opens up, became more red fruits.

1 person found it helpfulMay 28th, 2015
Philippe Guigal

COO Domaine Guigal

9.5

Philippe had this 7 years ago

Philippe had this 7 years ago

1 person found it helpfulApr 5th, 2014
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

This was big Barossa. Big ripe blue fruits with mixed wild berries. Big Spice that intensifies as it set on the palate. Sticky tannins, crushed rocks, leathery and beautiful acidity.

This was big Barossa. Big ripe blue fruits with mixed wild berries. Big Spice that intensifies as it set on the palate. Sticky tannins, crushed rocks, leathery and beautiful acidity.

Apr 5th, 2017
Nicole Kosta

Nice job Yalumba!

Nice job Yalumba!

Aug 3rd, 2014
Steve Lindner

Delicious Northern Barossa Shiraz

Delicious Northern Barossa Shiraz

Jun 21st, 2014
Ronald J J Wong

Dark fruits, peppery, bold, structured, good acid.

Dark fruits, peppery, bold, structured, good acid.

Sep 18th, 2018
Philip Faure

All what a Barossa shiraz should be

All what a Barossa shiraz should be

Dec 29th, 2017
Alexander Tso

Fruit forward. No pepper notes at all!!!

Fruit forward. No pepper notes at all!!!

Sep 9th, 2017