Reserve  |  2000 HJ Reserve Shiraz

Vintage Notes:

The 2000 vintage was an extremely low cropping year, and this wine reflects the concentration of flavour expected from such low-bearing, old vines.

This is the inaugural release of an Olivers Taranga Reserve wine. Carefully crafted from the very best parcels of old vine Shiraz, barrel selected and bottle aged - this wine was designed to be a testament to the memory of H.J. 'Bert' Oliver. We are very proud of this wine and we have been delighted at its recent wine show success - as we are sure Bert would be.

Awards

  • – Winestate Magazine Wine of the Year 2003
  • Gold Medal – McLaren Vale Wine Show 2002
  • Gold Medal – McLaren Vale Wine Show 2002

Reviews

  • Robert M. Parker, The Wine Advocate - Issue 138, 92 points

    Readers weaned on European wines will undoubtedly admire this stunning effort for its strikingly French aromatic profile. The deep ruby/purple-coloured 2000 Shiraz Reserve HJ displays sweet, concentrated, earthy, blackberry and currant flavours, a terrific texture, and a long, low acid, plump, heady finish. From a vintage where the raw materials were not nearly as impressive as 2001, this is a brilliant effort. Enjoy it over the next 7-8 years.

  • Winestate Magazine, Wine of the Year 2003

    The Wine of the Year is an inaugural release produced by Corrina Rayment , a sixth-generation member of McLaren Vale's Oliver family and its first winemaker. The Olivers have been growing grapes for more than 150 years and their highly prized shiraz vines have supplied Penfolds Grange on several occasions.

     

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    Cork

    Grape Variety

    100% Shiraz

    Growing Region

    100% McLaren Vale Estate grown

    Colour

    Deep, dark maroon.

    Aroma

    Elegant, hugely lifted dark chocolates, slight tar, spice and earthy tones.

    Palate

    Perfectly balanced rich and concentrated sweet fruit, matched with soft, supple, mouthfilling tannins.

    Cellaring Potential

    6-10 Years

    Maturation

    80% New French Oak, 20% New American Oak for 24 months

    Alcohol%/Vol

    14.5%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Rayment, 6th Generation family member

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