2017 Oliver’s Taranga Shiraz

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THE YEAR THAT
John serenaded Susie at the Porchetta Party

Shiraz is what the Oliver’s love and it is in Shiraz that they trust. A full-bodied, rich wine; dark chocolate and mocha notes fill the nose, while the palate is all mulberries, dutch liquorice and cacao. It will reward aging, just as the same sweet patch of dirt has rewarded the Oliver family for generations.

TASTING NOTE

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AROMA
Blackberry leaf, blood plums, quince paste, dark chocolate, mocha, toasty lift
PALATE
Bright lifted cherry berry, mulberry freshness, mouth watering tannins, sweet fruited and dark chocolate to finish. Delish!
WINE & VINTAGE

2017 was a year where we had some magnificent rains during spring, so the soil profiles were full to the brim come budburst. This meant we had a bumper crop year, with a long slow ripening period.

HISTORY

Made exclusively from our Taranga vineyard, the 2016 Shiraz shows all of the delicious flavours that you have come to know and love. Made from vines aged 7 to 70 years old, our Taranga Shiraz always delivers.

WINE MAKER
Corrina Wright, 6th Generation
GRAPE VARIETY

100% Shiraz

REGION
100% McLaren Vale
COLOUR
Brick maroon
ALCOHOL
14.50%

WHAT THE WRITERS HAVE TO SAY

James Halliday - Wine Companion 2020

From 10 multi-clone estate blocks 8-70yo, the old vines hand-picked, the younger vines machine-harvested and berry sorted, wild yeast-open fermented separately, matured in French (70%) and American (30%) hogsheads. Wow. A mouthful. Happily, so is the wine. Rich and layered, indeed voluptuous, and true to McLaren Vale.

95 points
Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front

A reliably good expression of McLaren Vale shiraz. It’s balanced. It’s hearty. It’s fresh. Nice combination. Plum, chocolate, licorice and citrus flavours pour through the palate. Perhaps some red currant or red licorice too. In essence it’s McLaren Vale shiraz to a tee, chocolate/caramel/coffee notes and all.

93 points
Q wine

The type of wine you take to share with friends. You pour large, you chat, you laugh, you all walk away happy. A delicious McLaren Vale Shiraz.
Coming off vines aged between 7 and 70 years, a full-bodied wine but not one to clout you over the head. Generous no less, dark fruits and chocolate are framed by fine spices. Touches of caramel and cedar add further appeal.
Great stuff all round - a big thumbs up

92 points
Toni Paterson

Gorgeous cherry and raspberry aromas followed by a juicy, expressive palate. Appropriate background oak. Regionally and varietally expressive. Well-made, chocolatey and delicious.

93 points
James Suckling

A dark and juicy array of rich plums and blackberries with ample spice and earthy richness. The palate really fills out smoothly and delivers spiced chocolate at the finish. Lovely texture. Drink now.
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