Shiraz

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Vintage Notes:

2002 was a late vintage that was very cool and dry.

This Shiraz from the brilliant 2002 vintage was produced from Estate grown, specially selected parcels of old vine Shiraz by the Oliver family.

Awards

  • Gold Medal – Sydney Royal Wine Show 2004

Reviews

  • Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    The opaque ruby coloured 2002 Shiraz exhibits terrific fruit intensity, voluminous, beautifully textured, full throated flavours, low acidity and tremendous purity as well as intensity with the oak component kept well in the background. It should drink well for 7-10 years.

  • Nicks Wine Merchants, 98/100

     

    A sensational Shiraz from McLaren Vale. Totally opaque black crimson colour with black crimson hue. The nose is superb with lift of violets, spice, white pepper, blackberry, dark chocolate and vanilla. The palate flavours explode, delivering concentrated flavours of black pepper, blackberry, vanilla, plum and spice with a touch of anise emerging on the back palate. Outstanding length and depth with fine grained perfectly balanced tannins followed by exceptionally long aftertaste of spice, white pepper, vanilla and liquorice. Cellar 5-8 years (2007-2010)

     

  • Philip White, The Advertiser, 93 points

    As years go, it's increasingly obvious that 2002 was an astounding year for McLaren Vale reds. And the years have certainly gone by at Oliver's. They started in 1841; it's our sixth oldest brand. Cooking chocolate, coffee beans and, dare I say, black olives simmer away un the complex, velvety soup. Perfect with a Jeavon's pizza with black olives.

  • BWI, October 2011

    Just Tasted: Oliver's Taranga

    4 October 2011

    Oliver's Taranga have a long and distinguished history in the McLaren Vale and are custodians of some of the premier vineyard land in the region.

    Corrina Wright is now the winemaking brain behind this progressive winery and her Shiraz is a modern masterstroke.  This brilliant wine was produced from Estate grown, specially selected parcels of old vine Shiraz.

    The wine reflects the true quality of the 2002 vintage in McLaren Vale. Coating tannins, excellent length, concentrated and complex palate - plums, spice and dark fruits abound.  Having tasted a bottle of this wine recently in the office, we felt we had to share it with you!

    2002 Oliver's Taranga Shiraz, £170 per 12bt
    or £150 per 12bt for orders of 36bt or more
    The opaque ruby-colored 2002 Shiraz exhibits terrific fruit intensity, voluminous, beautifully textured, full-throttled flavors, low acidity, and tremendous purity as well as intensity with the oak component kept well in the background. It should drink well for 7-10 years. Drink 2004-2014. 93pt R.Parker

  • Closure

    Cork

    Grape Variety

    100% Shiraz

    Growing Region

    100% McLaren Vale

    Colour

    Rich, deep maroon.

    Aroma

    Lifted spice, rum & rasin, dark chocolates and licorice.

    Palate

    This wine speaks of the brilliance of the 2002 vintage in McLaren Vale. Coating tannins, excellent length, concentrated and complex palate - plums, spice and dark fruits abound.

    Cellaring Potential

    10+ years

    Maturation

    1/3 new American and French oak, 2/3 old American and French oak for 22 months.

    Alcohol%/Vol

    14.5%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Rayment, 6th Generation family member

    Date Bottled

    16th January 2004

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