Premium Wines  |  2015 Shiraz

Tasting Notes:

Vintage Notes:

The Year That..... vintage finished before summer did.

Over the 174 years plus that we have been growing grapes on the Taranga property, we haven’t seen a earlier finish to vintage ever. Well, not it living memory anyway. Usually we will harvest in February & March- but in 2015, we finished on the last day of February. Unheard of !! We had very low crops and a warm year, so everything was ripe super early.

Awards & Accolades:

2016 Oliver's Taranga Shiraz

 Hearty stuff. This is like getting a big cuddle from your big and burly Uncle Bob.

Upon opening it was like a caged lion - in your face. The Tony Abbott shirt fronting type (not that big Tone ever follows through with his words). Politics and wine reviews don't mix. Moving on...

Bold dark fruit plus dark chocolate on the 70% cocoa side. Blackberries and mulberries walk at ease with star anise chipping away before ribs of tannin roll in. The generosity is what makes this wine so appealing and inviting.

Over two days of tasting it continued to soften. Some more time in bottle will see it shine furthermore. Interestingly, cedar and caramel were prominent on the first day but dissolved to be almost invisible on the second.

This is cold night, big food and big cuddle sort of stuff. Me likey.

Drink 2019 to 2027.

91/100 Qwine


2015 Oliver’s Taranga Shiraz

This is a shiraz for those who like their reds rich, plush and more-ish. A result of a low cropping warm year. The wine is brimming with juicy dark fruits - blackberries, dark plums and spice. The palate is completely delicious, and I love the nuances of liquorice and chocolate. Ripe tannins, integrated acidity and balance

94/100 Toni Paterson 2017–2021

Olivers Taranga Vineyards McLaren Vale Shiraz 2015
Variety: Shiraz
Region: McLaren Vale
Drink by: 2025
Densely coloured, the nose is no different with it's blackberry fruit and dark chocolate aromas and a lick
of vanillin from the oak. The palate is equally concentrated and the wine is balanced, structured and long. Nice wine. 

James Halliday's Wine Companion 2018 edition 92 points

2015 Oliver’s Taranga McLaren Vale Shiraz 21/74

This wine is regional to a tee, and the powerful, vibrant blackberry fruit is greatly enhanced by fine, savoury tannins. It’s a delightfully opulent red that can be enjoyed now or over the next ten years. ($30.00) ★★★★☆ Lester Jesberg

Oliver’s Taranga Vineyard Shiraz 2015

Big generosity in a fresh, modern take on old vine McLaren shiraz, bridging the divide between skinny new-school and traditional styles. The mid-palate is soft but has a long line. There’s depth of flavour but also immediate approachability. It’s a well-made crowd-pleaser, and as an entry level to the impressive Oliver’s Taranga brand, it represents superb value for money. David Sly June 2017