DJ Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Reserve  |  2010 DJ Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes:

From the Wine Writers:

You could call this DJ Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon out of Oliver's Taranga in McLaren Vale a 'big hunk of spunk' - if you were so inclined. Because it is.

It's gently developed and so it's just starting to to show its beauty. Of course it has many years of development to go but now is not a bad time to drink this.  The core is ripe, super ripe, almost Ribena-like in the flush of sweet blackcurrant flavour it offers.  But from there it turns leathery, creamy, earthen, almost spicy.  Tannin has a chain-like length, rotating through the wine.  There's alcohol warmth, but this warmth seems full of fruit and flavour.  In all, it's not half bad.  Tempted to rate it higher.

93+points --Posted on 09 December 2013. Campbell Mattinson

Awards & Accolades:

James Halliday - 94 points - Published on 27th July 2014

Excellent colour for age, still bright crimson purple; lots of McLaren Vale dark chocolate, and lots fo oak, combine with abundant fruit to provide a welcoming, full-bodied, but soft palate.


  • Tony Love, SA Weekend Magazine, May 2015

    Now let's get a little more serious with Oliver's Taranga DJ Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon ($55), which is simply spectacular cabernet, its five years maturation letting all the fuller bodied elements settle into each other while the aromatics remain fragrant withe black berries and musk, the palate perfectly integrated, flavours still energetic, and its tannins fine, ripe and sweet, softening through the finish. Its a delight from start to finish and is a five star wonder

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    Grape Variety

    100% Cabernet Sauvignon

    Growing Region

    100% estate-grown McLaren Vale


    Rich deep burgundy


    Rich and ripe varietal Cabernet notes-sweet black currant, anise and spice


    Powerful palate weight with rich tannin driving through the core of the wine. Plenty of earth and spice, a creamy note and more of the anise and black currant fruit intensity.

    Cellaring Potential

    10+ years


    24 months in new French oak




    Corrina Wright

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