Yalumba Galway Shiraz 2018
Region: Barossa Valley, Australia
Bottle size: 75cl
Bright ruby in colour with crimson hues. A generous nose of pepper, blackberry, choc mocha and vanilla tones, opening further with hints of liquorice, and violets. The savoury palate shows blood plums and sweet spice leading onto soft tannins.
Named after former South Australian governor Lieutenant-Colonel Sir Henry Lionel Galway – a keen wine man who wasn’t afraid to speak his mind - Yalumba Galway Vintage has always had the mandate to exceed the expectations of even the most demanding red wine drinker.
In 1847 a 37-year-old brewer called Samuel Smith left his home in Wareham, Dorset with his wife Mary and their four children. Boarding a simple three-masted barque they left Plymouth and began the long and arduous journey to Australia, arriving in Port Adelaide. From there they trecked north to Angaston where Samuel took a job as a gardener. It was arguably this brave decision to start a new life in a remote and distant land, together with the hardship that they endured, that formed the strong sense of family unity that has been the bedrock of the family business ever since. In 1849 he started the wine farm that would grow over the next 5 generations to become one of Australia’s leading wineries, with a winemaking culture that is internationally recognised and respected. To embrace the native culture, Samuel decided to adopt a local name for his farm, calling it “Yalumba” meaning “all the country around’’ in the indigenous Peramangk language.