Shiraz

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Tasting Notes:

We are very proud of how this wine expresses our special vineyard year after year. Always an ageworthy wine- this museum release wine has already been cellared in the best conditions at our winery and specially selected for release by our winemaker at its best.

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Vintage Notes:

2005 was a very strong vintage for McLaren Vale, a mild December and January was followed by a very dry harvest season, allowing for optimal ripening. This is the 10th vintage of the Oliver's Taranga Shiraz and we are very proud of how this wine expresses our special vineyard year after year.

Reviews

  • Winewise Vol 23, No 3., Highly recommended

    Decidedly ripe, but stays on the right side of the line. The palate is quite tight after a comparatively open nose. And is dense, with layers of blackberry flavour supported by good oak.

     

     

  • Big Red Wine Book 2008, 95 points

    Wow! This had me going from the first sip. This is rich, viscous, chocolaty and impressive, its dark fruitiness pure and big and wonderful. If you like your reds big, you have to try this- its a flamin' beauty. Its not just big thought, it's structured, controlled, complex- full of personality. Outstanding wine

     

     

  • Tony Harper, Brisbane News, December 2007

    ...plenty of lush, dark fruit. But there's a savoury edge to the wine- a hint of black olives and rosemary- that's a little unexpected and absolutely welcome. And it's elegant despite the sweet rich character of the fruit....

     

     

  • Winestate Magazine, Sept/Oct 2007

    ....Savoury oak bouquet with some lovely licorice and spicy characters. Tight palate- savoury to the taste, with oaky complexity and long tannins....

     

     

  • Closure

    Cork

    Grape Variety

    100% Shiraz

    Growing Region

    100% McLaren Vale

    Colour

    Deep, dark maroon.

    Aroma

    Rich briary characters with dark chocolates, vanillin and stewed plums.

    Palate

    Dark fruits, stewed plums and cherries on the front palate, with a rich, full, fruit sweetness through the middle. Long fine grained tannins and great length.

    Cellaring Potential

    10 Years

    Alcohol%/Vol

    14.5%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Rayment, 6th Generation family member

    Date Bottled

    21/1/2007

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