Small Batch Wines | 2015 Corrina’s Shiraz Cabernet Blend
From the Wine Writers:
This is the best I've seen of this blend. A delicious wine with serious gravitating pull. Lazy Friday nights on the lounge and a glass of this to cure your work week blues.
Quite rich and generous, I like how this shapes up. Some may see it as too big - I'm pleased I'm not one of them. Coconut rough, raspberries dipped in dark chocolate, some tar and blackcurrant. There's a caramel thing peering through just enough to be noticed. Coffeed oak seems to be part of the Oliver's Taranga landscape of late, something I don't mind to be honest. The finish is long with some fruit sweetness hitching a ride. I could slurp this long time.
Drink now to eight years. 91/100 Qwine review 2017
2016 Corrina's Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep red colour with as good purple tint; the bouquet is all oak at first. Charred timber, coconutty, walnutty and a bit overdone. The palate is medium to full-bodied and gritty, with slightly uneven texture and an emphatic finish. It needs time but will probably always be oaky. 12 DEC 2017
2019–2029 Huon Hooke 87/100
Awards & Accolades:
Olivers Taranga Shiraz Cabernet
Being a co-fermented field blend of shiraz and cabernet, there is a structured frame with a fleshy core. Faint leafy cabernet elements filter through the length of the wine, though the defining character is one of flesh and ripe berry fruit. It has density and softness and a surprising coolness to the fruit. The wine over delivers for the price
91/100 Toni Paterson
Corrina's McLaren Vale Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon
A co-fermented field blend only made in years when both varieties reach optimum ripeness, this interesting wine has aromas of dark fruits, chocolate, cedar and a little cigar box. The palate is generous and beautifully balanced and while this is delicious now it will only become even more complex over time.
Rating 93 - James Halliday Wine Companion 2018 edition
Produced from estate vines planted 7-70 years ago. Shouts McLaren Vale from the rooftops as black fruits and black chocolate dance around the medium to full-bodied palate, tannins and a swish of oak relegated to observer status. A unique regional style in world terms, its best stretching out years ahead. 14.5% alc. James Halliday
Oliver’s Taranga ‘Corrina’s’ McLaren Vale Shiraz Cabernet 2015: This is lithe, impressive length and depth the balance en pointe it reaches deep into the soul 96 points and value at $32 Tony Keys
A wine genuinely "made" in the vineyard in the vintages when shiraz and cabernet ripen simultaneously - so we don't see this gem every year. Crafted as a field blend, co-fermented, shiraz juice and cab skins making for a unique style according to winemaker Corrina Wright. The thrill in this blend is how the cabernet's leafy/briary aromatics and subtle choc mint biscuit seam through the wine from start to finish.Delish. 4 1/2 stars $32 Tony Love.
Oliver’s Taranga Vineyard Corrina’s Shiraz Cabernet 2015
Rich generosity makes this easy to love. Co-fermentation of the two varieties results in a carefully integrated marriage. Enjoy its sexy mid-palate roll of redcurrants and blackberry in a tight tango, while the combination of black tannin and shiraz pepper adds firecracker pops for a finale. David Sly 2017