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The Octavius


Our La Place de Bordeaux Negociants

Search the international marketplace of La Place de Bordeaux to find a distributor of Yalumba The Octavius Shiraz 2018

  • CVBG

    CVBG is firmly committed to grand cru wines from Bordeaux and beyond, and has founded its mission on strong, considerate relationships forged over time with customers and château owners alike.

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  • Ulysse Cazabonne

    The men and women that make up the team that is Ulysse Cazabonne are ambassadors of the rich historical values and know-how that are unique to their Maison”.

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  • The Wine Merchant

    A major player in the sale of Bordeaux Grands Crus Classés thanks to a trusting relationship with the Bordeaux marketplace and an international reach through relationships with importers in more than 50 countries.

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  • Twins Bordeaux

    Focused on the prestige of the properties and the quality of their interactions, trust and humanity are at the heart of their relationships.

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  • Sovex Grandschâteaux

    Founded in 1982, Sovex GrandsChâteaux has always maintained a taste for openness. Connoisseurs of Bordeaux terroirs and vineyards across the world.

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  • Pardela Wines

    Distributor specializing in wines from Languedoc-Roussillon, Gascony and Vins du Monde since their creation in 1999. Their Mission is the distribution in France of wines produced by François Lurton and by their partner producers from around the world.

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  • Louis Vialard

    Maison Vialard takes a modern approach to the profession of wine merchant in Bordeaux by supplying a range of renowned wines from both France and overseas.

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  • Maison Sichel

    Ever since it was set up as a buying office in Bordeaux in 1883, Maison Sichel has remained, first and foremost, a family business. Since that time, seven generations of the Sichel family have succeeded one another at the company’s helm.

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The Vintage Journal

A collaboration between Andrew Caillard MW and Angus Hughson PhD, The Vintage Journal is a leading resource for wine collectors and the fine wine industry. With decades of widely respected fine wine expertise to call on, The Vintage Journal presents Australia’s fine wines and storied history in the form of wine reviews, tasting notes and scores, historical research, opinions, essays and podcasts.

This special edition focuses on Yalumba The Octavius Shiraz, connected to the earliest beginnings of South Australia’s wine industry. This eJournal explores the wine that epitomises the ambitions of the Hill-Smith family, where storied history, craftsmanship and modernity offer something special and unique in the world of wine, and includes a full vertical tasting from 1988 up to the yet to be released 2020 vintage.

The History of The Octavius Shiraz

The Octavius was named after the unique 100-litre octave’ barrels that are handcrafted on site in our Cooperage and made specially for this wine. The term octave’ was coined by our early coopers to describe a barrel an eighth the size of a standard barrel.
For Collectors

Everything you need to know about The Octavius

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Experience The Octavius

Discover one of Australia’s most iconic Barossa Shiraz, with the 2018 vintage available exclusively through Le Place de Bordeaux.