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.
Made exclusively from our Taranga vineyard, the 2017 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.
Brick maroon. Blackberry leaf, blood plums, quince paste, dark chocolate, mocha, toasty lift. Bright lifted cherry berry, mulberry freshness, mouth watering tannins, sweet fruited and dark chocolate to finish. Delish!
JAMES HALLIDAY - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION
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.
TONI PATERSON MW - THE REAL REVIEW
Gorgeous cherry and raspberry aromas followed by a juicy, expressive palate. Appropriate background oak. Regionally and varietally expressive. Well-made, chocolatey and delicious.
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 redcurrant or red licorice too. In essence it's McLaren Vale shiraz to a tee, chocolate/caramel/coffee notes and all.
STEVE LESZCZYNSKI - QWINE
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. Drink now to ten years.
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.