Small Batch Wines | 2006 Grenache
The hot & dry 2006 vintage was off the back of a very wet spring, allowing for great development of flavour on the Taranga vineyard. This is the first year that Oliver’s Taranga have kept some of our old vine Grenache to make into wine. Grenache has such a lovely spicy character, and it is a variety that McLaren Vale does very well.
- Gary Walsh, The Wine Front, Jun 2008, 91 Points
I've never had a wine from Olivers Taranga before but I've certainly heard of them.This is a small batch make of around 250 dozen and includes a splash of Shiraz (5%). Appetising to smell with milk chocolate, raspberries, a touch of earthiness and some cinnamon oak spice. It's just medium bodied with flavours of milk chocolate, raspberries, nuts and sort of gentle earthiness. With light sandy tannins and good freshness it has a degree of elegance and finesse and yes, there's a slight warmth from alcohol on the finish, but it closes dry and long.Sensitively made with plenty of interest - a fine interpretation of Grenache.
- Peter Forrestal, Perth Sunday Times, March 2008
2006 Oliver's Taranga Grenache- This is a riot of spicy, brambly flavours, lush, velvety texture and seductive, current drinking.
- Tony Harper, Foodwine QLD, Jan 2008
....elegant and medium bodied. There’s something about this wine that I can’t help loving. Perhaps it’s the purity of the wine in terms of simply expressing Grenache....
- Jeni Port, The Age, Nov 2007
Corrina Rayment's reds have power and a rare finesse and are distinguished by lashings of sweet fruit with smooth, silky tannins. A pretty, elegant grenache.
- Tony Love, The Advertiser, 3/10/2007
A grenache is full of cherry fruit aromatics, medium-bodied with loads of spicy characters, exactly as planned and also making a statement on Corrina’s behalf that the variety should be just as important for the region as shiraz.
- TORBwine, 2007 SA Tour Diaries.
‘….. the bouquet was very earthy with mushroom characters and milk chocolate. It is an ample-weight, solid wine with a supple consistency, and diverse complexity…..'