Premium Wines | 2016 Shiraz
The Year that.....
A brown snake visited the office. Not the best way to start a day, realising that you have all been working in our
office for an hour or so before you realise that there is a brown snake in the corner. Panic ensues, dogs are locked out, everyone stands on the desks and brave Brioni has to get the snake wire and get it out of the building. Took a while for the adrenalin to subside after that one.
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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
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