The blending of these different parcels combine to create a wine that is truly distinct and appealing.
Cherry, blackberry compote, rum n’ raisin chocolate, sweet vanilla, spices and mocha. Bright blue and black fruited, savoury spice, mocha through the palate. Dense and flavoursome, the tannins are silky and integrated, with sage and black currant characters, framing this gorgeous expression of McLaren Vale Shiraz.
JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
The winery background speaks of ‘Reserve' but is not mentioned on the label. 3 days cold soak, open-fermented, matured for 24 months in French hogsheads (35% new). Clever packaging, with a bottle number (no total) and planting date ('48). Archetypal full-bodied McLaren Vale shiraz, deeply coloured and densely packed with black fruits, dark chocolate, licorice and ripe, balanced tannins.
Steeped in pristine, piercingly intense fruit, this measured and approachable shiraz offers a densely packed, dark-fruited bouquet of blackberries, plums and chocolatey oak backed by a hint of spice. Supported by a fine, pliant spine of mineral tannins, its brightly lit flavours of black and blue fruits extend with length and balance. Already approachable.
CAMPBELL MATTINSON - THE WINE FRONT
It’s a rich, plush shiraz with flavour up to its neck. Blackberry, sun-drenched plum, vanilla and toast, with musk and violet notes swanning about. Big fruit and big oak. It’s gutsy, smooth, intense and satisfying. You wouldn’t call it modern, you wouldn’t call it old-school; you’d call it full-bodied McLaren Vale shiraz, with an air of luxury.
TONI PATERSON MW - THE REAL REVIEW
This is a superb shiraz from Oliver's Taranga Vineyards. Excellent colour depth and density. Concentrated plum and boysenberry aromas. The palate has that hard-to-achieve quality of richness and lift, having concentration and vibrancy simultaneously. The tannins are velvety, and the mid-palate is plush. Delicious