Corrina’s Cabernet Shiraz Blend

Premium Wines  |  2000 Corrina’s Cabernet Shiraz Blend

Vintage Notes:

This is the first release of the "Corrina's" Red blend. This wine is handmade on a very small scale on the Taranga property, using an open fermenter, small basket press and fine oak barrels. This wine is made to drink slightly earlier than the Oliver's Taranga Shiraz, being softer and more elegant in style.

The 2000 vintage was an extremely low cropping year, and this wine reflects the concentration of flavour expected from such low-bearing, old vines.

This wine is included in our 2014 Corrina's Extravaganza 6 pack release, here is how it is looking now.....................................

Brick in colour.  Toasty spice, some leather and gravy notes.  Travel lollies on the palate, lovely soft structural tannins, great length and the leathery characters follow on the palate.  A 14 year old beauty, at is drinking peak. 17.5/20

Reviews

  • Robert M. Parker, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate Issue 143, 91/100

     

    Owner Don Oliver is considered to be one of the better growers of South Australia, with his grapes often being selected for part of the famed Penfold’s Grange blend. His winemaker, Corrina Rayment, has fashioned two fabulous offerings in 2000. The 2000 Corrina’s Blend (55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Shiraz and 5% Merlot aged in both French and American oak) is a sexy, opaque purple-colored effort with smoky, earthy, meaty aromas as well as copious quantities of black cherry and black currant fruit. As the wine sits in the glass, notions of sweet, melted licorice and camphor also emerge. Layered, lush and complex, this hedonistic red will drink well for 3-4 years.

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    Grape Variety

    Cabernet 50% Shiraz 50%

    Growing Region

    100% McLaren Vale, Estate grown

    Colour

    Deep, dark red with crimson hues.

    Aroma

    Slight minty Cabernet characters on the nose, tarry fruit nuances, lifted fruit. Subtle oak, very elegant.

    Palate

    Very integrated flavours of Cabernet and Shiraz.

    Cellaring Potential

    Up to 5 years

    Maturation

    1/4 new French oak, 3/4 older American oak

    Alcohol%/Vol

    14.5% - approx 8.6 standard drinks

    Winemaker

    Corrina Rayment, 6th Generation family member

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