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Josh Tuckfield, vino-review, Feb 2012

Oliver's Taranga Shiraz 2008

 
The Vales experienced a very hot growing season in 2008 which was punctuated with extreme spikes of heat, this results in wines that are fruit forward and ready to drink from release.  However, the Oliver's Taranga vineyards is managed by one of the best vignerons in the district and the only vineyard in the Vales to supply fruit to Grange in 2011. 

Oliver's Taranga Shiraz 2008

You can feel the extra sun that these grapes experienced before they were picked as the wine comes across as more open and accessible than is normal for this label. There is a nice smoked blackberry component mixed with Dutch licorice, leather and chocolate icing that smothers my tongue leaving it dry and silky.  The perfectly ripe tannins kick in underneath adding texture but something holds me back from saying that this needs time in the cellar.  I would be consuming this while I wait for my 06s to mature.

Alcohol: 15%
Price: $29
Rated: 89
Drink: Now - 2018

More at: http://vino-review.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/olivers-taranga-shiraz-2008.html

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Closure

Stelvin

Grape Variety

100% Shiraz

Growing Region

McLaren Vale - Estate Grown

Colour

Deep, dark maroon

Aroma

Lifted dark chocolate, sweet fruit cake, plums and a spicy oak background.

Palate

Spice and dark chocolate continue through on the palate. The fruit is powerful and up front, giving a beautiful rich coating on the mouth. Fine tannins round out the wine. Not for the faint hearted!!

Cellaring Potential

Drink now to 10 years

Maturation

French and American new and old oak

Alcohol%/Vol

15%

Winemaker

Corrina Wright

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