Grenache

Small Batch Wines  |  2010 Grenache

Winemaking Notes:

We use old French oak only on our Grenache, letting the varietal characteristics stand out. 2010 was a spectacular year-one of the best of the decade. After a few years of heat waves and droughts, 2010 was perfect with a mild growing season, rain at all the right times and no heat shocks.

Awards

  • Trophy – The Grenache Cup 2012

    BREAKING NEWS from the Grenache Cup at The Edinburgh Cellars- Oliver's Taranga 2010 Grenache won the Best McLaren Vale and Best overall thanks to the judges! And McLaren Vale continued our winning streak over the Barossa- 2 years in a row!!

Reviews

  • Tony Keys, Oct 2012

    "Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards ‘Cadenzia’ McLaren Vale Grenache 2010: To quote Jamie Oliver “lovely jubbly.” Or pre Oliver the TV show Only Fools and Horses, where the character Del Boy pronounced it with a south London accent 'lavverly Jabberly'. It’s maybe not the tasting note the winery would like but it does the job as far as I am concerned 95 points and good value at $30"

  • Nick Stock, The Age, Good Wine Guide 2012

    92 points “This is an elegant, honest and soulful little grenache from the small producer, delivered in a earthy, balanced style that’s made
    for early drinking. The nose has bright red-fruit aromas, a little spice and liquorice; the palate delivers impressive pure re-berry fruits, lithe
    tannins and deep yet elegant finish. Terrific balance here too.”

  • Jeremy Oliver, Jan 2011

    ‘an elegant, slowly maturing grenache with a fiery, spicy perfume of blue flowers, red berries, blood plums and dark cherries. Medium to full-bodied, it’s long and even, with a smooth, juicy presence of dark plums and blackberries underpinned by fine, crunchy tannins and restrained oak. It finishes with vibrancy and freshness and focus.’ 92 points

  • Closure

    Stelvin

    Grape Variety

    100% Grenache

    Growing Region

    McLaren Vale

    Colour

    Deep red.

    Aroma

    Pretty floral and forest floor notes abound. Cherry spice, cinnamon and nutmeg jump from the glass.

    Palate

    Medium bodied on the palate, the spiced cherry characters follow through. Adding to the complex palate are soft round tannins and a pleasing earthy character.

    Cellaring Potential

    Drink now

    Maturation

    Old French oak

    Alcohol%/Vol

    14%

    Winemaker

    Corrina Wright

    Date Bottled

    June 2011

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