Where were you in 2005?

Where were you in 2005?


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.

Oliver's Taranga Cottage

Little sleep anyone?- Now our Boardroom

Cottage Reno Shots5(1)

After ground excavation and the lean-to was taken down

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Time for a new roof

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Shiny roof and freshly pointed stone

Cottage Reno shots3(1)

The old and new addition

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The start of our stone-walled deck

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Retaining for the barrel shed

Cottage Reno Shots2(1)

Quite a bit of concrete

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Fresh new buildings

Cottage Reno shots1

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 nicky@oliverstaranga.com with your adventures (mis-adventures).

Cheers Nicky