Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards
2015 OLIVER’S TARANGA VINEYARDS HJ McLAREN VALE SHIRAZ
RRP $60 / 2050
Hand-harvested, Olivers Old Clone planted ’48, destemmed and crushed, 3 days cold soak, wild yeast open-fermented, 10 days on skins, matured in French hogsheads (35% new). The quality of the 70yo estate vineyard is immediately obvious, the wine with a rare multiplicity of aromas and flavours spanning the earth and sky; old, polished leather, dark chocolate and rich, dark fruits, all caught in a silken web of purple and black fruits by ultra-soft, but persistent, tannins. 14.5% alc.
WINEMAKER Corrina Wright What makes this such a special wine for you?
Named after our grandfather Herbert John (HJ) Oliver, this wine is made from the oldest block of shiraz on the Taranga vineyard. HJ planted the vines in 1948, after taking cuttings from the original vines planted on the property in the 1840s.