Reserve  |  2003 HJ Reserve Shiraz

Vintage Notes:

This is the fourth release of an Oliver's Taranga Reserve Shiraz. Selected from the best parcels of old vine Shiraz, it has been barrel selected and bottle aged for the optimum flavour enhancement. The 2003 vintage was wam and dry, with extremely low yields.

Reviews

  • James Halliday 2006 Australian Wine Companion, 93 points

    Good colour; a powerful but supple array of black fruits, dark chocolate and mocha; firm but fine tannins, good oak. Vines planted in 1948.

  • Closure

    Cork

    Grape Variety

    100% Shiraz

    Growing Region

    100% McLaren Vale

    Colour

    Deep, dark maroon.

    Aroma

    Rich lifted dark fruits and intense 'Old Jamaica' dark chocolate.

    Palate

    Massive fruit strength on the palate, surrounded by beautiful long and fine grained tannins. Earthy and elegant, with great balance belying the fact that 2003 was a tough vintage.

    Cellaring Potential

    10+ years

    Maturation

    100% new French oak

    Alcohol%/Vol

    14.5%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Rayment, 6th Generation family member

    Date Bottled

    16th June 2005

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