Every year we endeavour to release back vintages of our Oliver’s Taranga wines to demonstrate their longevity and cellaring potential.
2005 Oliver’s Taranga Shiraz is our chosen one, with still a vibrancy to keep for a couple more years or to enjoy right now.
Our tasting notes are relevant to release, so read below for Corrina’s up-to-date comments on the 2005 Shiraz.
“2005 was a very strong vintage for McLaren Vale, a mild December and January was followed by a very dry harvest season, allowing for optimal ripening. Bright deep maroon in colour. Loads of dark chocolate, tea leaves, earthy spice and stewed plums on the nose. Still looking bright and fresh. On the palate, the chocolate character follows through, a bright burst of dense black fruits, and lovely supple tannins. Has my mind wandering and mouth watering- must pop some slow cooked beef cheeks into the wood oven with roasted heirloom vegetables this winter! The 2005 has aged in our own cellar, at optimum conditions, for your enjoyment. Cheers, Corrina.”
Where were you in 2005? What were you doing that year? For Oliver’s Taranga, 2005 was the conception of a big adventure. This year marked the beginning of building the barrel shed and renovation of our 1850’s Worker’s Cottage. With Don Oliver at the reins, the team of local tradesmen transformed this piece of history which we now enjoy as our workplace and cellar door.
Little sleep anyone?- Now our Boardroom
After ground excavation and the lean-to was taken down
Time for a new roof
Shiny roof and freshly pointed stone
The old and new addition
The start of our stone-walled deck
Retaining for the barrel shed
Quite a bit of concrete
Fresh new buildings
My favourite Autumn cottage pic
Enjoy a bottle of 2005 Shiraz and reminice over the last 9 years and where you were in 2005. We would love to know what you were up to. Click here to go direct to our online shop or send me a message direct at firstname.lastname@example.org with your adventures (mis-adventures).