Olivers Taranga Shiraz 2016

Olivers Taranga Shiraz 2018

McLaren Vale, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.5%
The Oliver family has been growing grapes on the Taranga property in the McLaren Vale region since 1841. Suffice to say they are now regarded as one of South Australia's most respected wine grape growing families. In recent years that Oliver's have supplied grapes used in the making of Penfolds Grange, while wines under their own Olivers Taranga label continue to impress. The 2017 Olivers Taranga Shiraz is another top class example of McLaren Vale Shiraz that will only bolster this winery's outstanding reputation.

Review of the 2017 vintage below;

"95 Points. 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. $30. 14.5% alc. To: 2047" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2020.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Oliver’s Taranga in McLaren Vale is home to the ultra-premium HJ Reserve Shiraz and has supplied grapes for the illustrious Penfolds Grange, arguably the pinnacle of achievement for Shiraz growers in Australia.

In 1839 William and Elizabeth Oliver travelled to South Australia from Scotland and settled at McLaren Vale in 1841 on land which they named “Taranga”, meaning “middle” in the language of the local Kaurna tribe.

Today the fifth- and sixth-generation descendants of the Oliver family produce ultra-premium age-worthy wines that reflect the unique character of the Taranga Vineyard in McLaren Vale, combining the latest winemaking tools and techniques with the sense of family, history and tradition that comes with over 170 years of local knowledge.
South Australia
McLaren Vale
Winemaker's Comments: 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.

Grapes/Blend: 100% Shiraz

Appearance: Brick maroon.

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!

Vintage Notes: 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.

Cellaring Potential: Drink now to 10 years.

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