Museum Wines  |  2001 HJ Reserve Shiraz

Vintage Notes:

The 2001 vintage followed a wet winter and hot summer with shiraz crops of above average quality.

This is the second release of an Oliver's Taranga Reserve Shiraz. Selected from the best parcels of old vine shiraz and has been barrel selected and bottle aged for optimum flavour enhancement.

Reviews

  • Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    The rich, soft 2001 Shiraz Reserve HJ reveals supple tannin, but also a surprising amount of new oak that pushes the fruit to the background, leaving the wine slightly out of balance at present. Perhaps I tasted it on a bad day. It may become more impressive as it ages, but it did not perform as well as its two siblings.

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    Closure

    Cork

    Grape Variety

    100% Shiraz

    Growing Region

    100% McLaren Vale Estate grown

    Colour

    Slight brick dark maroon.

    Aroma

    Some cigar box development and lovely dried herb on the nose, with a background of cherry and forest berries.

    Palate

    Sweet fruited, there is still alot of life left in this wine. Layers of chocolate, cherry spice and super soft long tannins. Great example of aged McLaren Vale Shiraz.

    Cellaring Potential

    Now - next 5 years

    Maturation

    100% new French Oak

    Alcohol%/Vol

    14.5%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Rayment, 6th Generation family member

    Date Bottled

    29th April, 2003

    Other Releases
    2006