Shiraz

Premium Wines  |  1997 Shiraz

Robert M. Parker, Wine Advocate – Issue 127, 94/100

For many years, proprietor Don Oliver's family sold fruit to the huge Penfolds operation, where it became one of the primary components of the great Grange. Oliver is now producing some fascinating, super-concentrated Shiraz under his own label. They appear to be every bit as compelling as recent Granges.

The 1997 Shiraz, which, like its siblings, is produced from 25-50 year old vines cropped at three tons of fruit per acre. The most evolved, it provides terrific fruit richness, abundant blackberry, pepper and sweet earthy notions, an intense, full-bodied palate, low acidity and a mature, complex finish. The easy-going style and big, rich fruit make it delicious for current consumption, it should continue to drink well for 7-10 years.

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Closure

Cork

Grape Variety

100% Shiraz

Growing Region

100% McLaren Vale

Colour

Deep magenta with distinct purple hues.

Aroma

Rich aromas of vanilla and cedar, with spicy berry fruit.

Palate

The palate displays regional richness and firmness with fruity, berry characters and spice. The wine shows excellent persistence of flavour and has a good balance of oak and berry characters.

Cellaring Potential

to 2012

Maturation

1/3 new American Oak, 1/3 1994 toasted and shaved French oak, 1/3 old American oak

Alcohol%/Vol

14.0%- approx 8.3 standard drinks

Winemaker

Corrina Rayment, 6th Generation family member

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