Shiraz – Museum Release

Museum Wines  |  2006 Shiraz – Museum Release

Vintage Notes:

The hot and dry 2006 vintage was on the back of a very wet spring, allowing for great development of flavour on the Taranga vineyard.

Reviews

  • Jay Miller, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Issue 181, 93 Points

    The opaque purple-colored 2006 Shiraz spent two years in French and American oak, 25% new. It reveals aromas of smoke, pencil lead, pepper, game, blueberry, and blackberry. This is followed by a full-bodied, layered, glossy Shiraz with tons of spicy blue and black fruits, excellent balance, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Drink it over the next 8-10 years. The Oliver family is the sixth generation of grape growers on the same property. They retain a small portion of the best fruit to bottle under their own label. The wine is made by a family member, the talented Corrina Rayment, who also produces wine under her own label

     

     

  • Lonely Grape, Aug 2009

    This is a dense big wine that is a joyful arrangement that fills the whole mouth full of licorice and rich ripe black fruits that finished with some spice action.  Fine tannins and good fruit/oak balance makes this a winner.  It maybe me being one dimensional but yet again I see this with a juicy Wychood Meats Rump Steak with an infusion of mushrooms, red capsicum, onions and tomatoes brought together with some Coriole Vin Cotta.

  • Lonely Grape, Aug 2009

    This is a dense big wine that is a joyful arrangement that fills the whole mouth full of licorice and rich ripe black fruits that finished with some spice action.  Fine tannins and good fruit/oak balance makes this a winner.  It maybe me being one dimensional but yet again I see this with a juicy Wychood Meats Rump Steak with an infusion of mushrooms, red capsicum, onions and tomatoes brought together with some Coriole Vin Cotta.

  • Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2009, 94 points

    A very ripe, spicy and sumptuous shiraz whose deep, confiture-like flavours of black and red cherries, dark chocolate, plums and berries are handsomely complemented by sweet walnut, vanilla and mocha-like oak. It reveals an underlying thread of clove, cinnamon and nutmeg spiciness, with nuances of aniseed and dried herbs. Plush, seamless and silky-smooth, it's very long and savoury, finishing with lingering dark fruits and suggestions of fennel.

  • Winestate Magazine, Spetember 2008

    Hugely powerful, fruit-driven wine. Very traditional style with robust plum pudding aromas and big, sweet oak/ripe fruit palate with slight aged notes appearing. A very good wine with a long life. 5 Stars

     

     

  • Closure

    Cork

    Grape Variety

    100% Shiraz

    Growing Region

    McLaren Vale - Estate Grown

    Colour

    Deep, dark maroon.

    Aroma

    Big powerful mocha, coffee, dark chocolate and spice aromas.

    Palate

    A bigger style, showing the excellent ripeness attained in the 2006 vintage. Loads of black fruit concentration on the palate. Long fine grained tannins and great length to finish.

    Cellaring Potential

    Drink now to 10 years

    Maturation

    French & American, 24% new oak

    Alcohol%/Vol

    15%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Rayment - 6th generation family member