Shiraz

Premium Wines  |  1996 Shiraz

Vintage Notes:

The 2nd vintage released by the Oliver family.

Reviews

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

    The 1996 Shiraz reveals mature aromas and flavors of creosote, melted chocolate, and gorgeous blackberry and cassis. Terrific body imbued with lofty glycerin, alcohol, and extract, it is less evolved than the 1997 as well as bigger, richer and brawnier in the mouth. There is not a hard edge to be found in this accessible Shiraz. It promises to evolve for another 10-15+ years.

  • Closure

    Cork

    Grape Variety

    100% Shiraz

    Growing Region

    100% McLaren Vale

    Colour

    Deep red with brick hues.

    Aroma

    This wine has a powerful yet vibrant bouquet of ripe berry, plum jam, spice and vanillin oak.

    Palate

    The palate is rich and complex with deep, full fruit characters of black plum and spice. The full mid palate flavour is robust, persistent and shows balanced oak and berry characters combined with rich, soft tannin.

    Cellaring Potential

    To 2012

    Maturation

    1/3 new American Oak, 1/3 old French Oak, 1/3 old American Oak

    Alcohol%/Vol

    14.0%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Rayment, 6th Generation family member

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