Shiraz

Premium Wines  |  2003 Shiraz

Nick Stock, The Adelaide Review, 2005, 91 points

Oliver's Taranga has a proud heritage and a strong connection with McLaren Vale. Although they've only produced wine since 1994, there's the sense of history about their style. Vineyard supremo, Don Oliver, is a fifth generation custodian while winemaker and resident young bright young thing, Corrina Rayment, represents the family's sixth generation. Their vineyards' quality and combined talents are all evident in this handy 2003 shiraz. Deep, earthy McLaren Vale character becomes spicy and builds richness with air, offering a streak of perfumed lift a shake of pepper and then chocolate. The palate is supple and soft, full of generous dark berry flavour, meaty richness and spice. Ripe tannins cushion the finish. They roll around, creating superb texture and length. This is the kind of wine that's given McLaren Vale a stellar reputation for full-bodied juicy shiraz.

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Closure

Cork

Grape Variety

100% Shiraz

Growing Region

100% McLaren Vale

Colour

Rich, deep maroon.

Aroma

Dark chocolate, mulberry and sweet oak characters.

Palate

Bursting with fruit on the palate, huge mid-palate weight, balanced with rich oak & plenty of length.

Cellaring Potential

10+ years

Maturation

1/3 new American & French oak, 2/3 old American and French oak for 22 months

Alcohol%/Vol

14.5%

Winemaker

Corrina Rayment, 6th Generation family member

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