Reserve  |  2002 HJ Reserve Shiraz

PHILLIP WHITE, Adelaide Advertiser, 10-11-2006, 93 points

As the years go by it is increasingly obvious that 2002 was an astounding year for McLaren Vale reds. And the years have certainly gone by at Oliver’s. They started in 1841: its our sixth oldest brand. Cooking chocolate, coffee beans and, dare I say, black olives simmer away in this complex, velvety soup.

 

 

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Closure

Cork

Grape Variety

100% Shiraz

Growing Region

100% McLaren Vale

Colour

Deep, dark maroon.

Aroma

Lifted dark chocolates & rich spice, an intense nose with layers of complexity.

Palate

Huge weight, mouth filling dark fruit flavours combined with rich, sweet oak influence. Long, supple tannins and an extraordinary persistence in the mouth.

Cellaring Potential

10+ Years

Maturation

100% new French oak

Alcohol%/Vol

14.5%

Winemaker

Corrina Rayment, 6th Generation family member

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