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2018 Olivers Taranga HJ Reserve Shiraz

McLaren Vale, SA

A superb classic Shiraz from female winemaking pioneer, Corrina Wright in McLaren Vale.

HIGH SCORE

$75.00

About

About The Wine

The HJ Reseve Shiraz is the pride and joy of the Oliver's Taranga team.

The wines that come from this small patch of McLaren Vale are as rich as the family history - the vines in this vineyard were planted by the wines namesake, HJ Oliver, in 1948.

Shiraz is what Oliver's Taranga does best, and this wine is no exception. It is a classic full-bodied Shiraz with rich chocolatey fruit and smooth, silky tannins.

This is the quintessential McLaren Vale Shiraz and great value to boot.

About Oliver's Taranga

Five generations of the Oliver family have been farming land in McLaren Vale dating back to the 1840s.

There are now 100 hectares of land under vine on the Taranaga property - Taranga is a corruption of the aboriginal word Tarangk, meaning ‘the middle' which was used by the Kaurna, a local aboriginal tribe.

Under the trailblazing guidance of winemaker Corrina Wright, there are now near 50 blocks of different varieties and clones. A McLaren Vale melting pot!

Brioni Oliver & Corrina Wright
Brioni Oliver & Corrina Wright
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Aromas of violets, blackberry pie, mocha, spice and mineral notes.

Savoury spice, mocha and plummy sweetness through the palate. Layers of flavour, the tannins are fine, silky and integrated perfectly. A wine with plenty of length and mouth-filling generosity.

Named after our grandfather Herbert John 'HJ' Oliver.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Sunrise on Taranga vineyard
Sunrise on Taranga vineyard
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand picked from the Old Block (planted ‘48), gently crushed before an ambient ferment with no acid, tannin or sulfur additions, racked to French hogsheads (35% new). Sulfured after mlf. Unfined. A deep crimson. Violet, blueberry, black cherry, anise, boysenberry and nori scents curl their way around a pillar of toasty mocha oak. While apparent, it is far from obtuse, operating as a welcome signpost to the wine's warmth, richness and cavalcade of flavours. Long and generous, without being loud." - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

95Points
The Real Review

"Deep, dark, brooding red/purple colour and a rich dark-chocolate, fruitcake, subtle spice and toasty-oak bouquet. Full-bodied, rich and supple, with ample tannins which are ripe and creamy textured. There is density and gravitas here, the finish drawing out long and satisfying. Good now, but it would certainly reward cellaring." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Delivery

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