Corrina’s Cabernet Shiraz Blend

Premium Wines  |  2002 Corrina's Cabernet Shiraz Blend

Nicks Wine Merchants, 2004, 98 points

Nick's Wine Merchants
98/100

Nicks Wine Merchants – Melbourne Writes about 2002 Oliver's Taranga Corrina's Cabernet

Another brilliant effort from the 2002 vintage by the Oliver's, showing excellent ripe Cabernet flavours. Totally opaque black purple colour with deep purple hue. Superbly perfumed nose. Top note of violets, followed by spice and blackcurrant. The palate continues to impress. Mouth filling flavours of spice, blackcurrant, and liquorice overlaid with violet infusions and vanilla. Excellent palate length, with velvet smooth tannins. Very long aftertaste of spice, blackcurrant, plum and blackberry with fine dusty tannins persisting. Cellar: 3-4 years (2005-2006)

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Closure

Cork

Grape Variety

55% Cabernet, 45% Shiraz

Growing Region

100% McLaren Vale, Estate grown

Colour

Rich, deep maroon, brick hues.

Aroma

Some herbal mint characters from the Cabernet dominate the nose, blended with layer of spice and dark chocolate from the Shiraz.

Palate

This wine speaks of the brilliance of the 2002 vintage in McLaren Vale. Excellent sweet fruit mid-palate, with a savoury finish. Spicy oak influence and a great length.

Cellaring Potential

5+ years

Maturation

1/4 new American oak, 3/4 old American and French oak for 22 months

Alcohol%/Vol

14.5%

Winemaker

Corrina Rayment, 6th Generation family member

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