Oliver’s Taranga. McLaren Vale. South Australia
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Shiraz
Ny årgang netop ankommet!
The parcel of old vine Cabernet destined for our DJ Reserve Cabernet was accidently transferred into the Corrinas’s blend. As a result, the 2018 has a higher percentage of Cabernet than usual and is one of the best we have ever made….(Corrina Wright, winemaker)….
Oliver’s Taranga leverer druer i absolut topklasse, hvilket er årsagen til, at de som eneste McLaren Vale winery er hædret med Penfolds Grange Growers Perpetual Trophy, og de har leveret druer til Penfolds Grange utallige gange. Der er kælet for alle detaljer i deres vine, og man fornemmer at hver drue yder sit optimale.
Noter fra vinmageren
The Year that we got more than we bargained for due to a bit of a stuff up at the winery…. But what is a bit of a loss for us, turns into a big win for you! The parcel of old vine Cabernet destined for our DJ Reserve Cabernet was accidently transferred into the Corrinas’s blend. As a result, the 2018 has a higher percentage of Cabernet than usual and is one of the best we have ever made….
Lifted choc mint Cabernet characters fill the nose, with blue and blackberry fruits
Rich mulberry and mint chocolate biscuit, slippery texture, lively acidity and crunchy tannins
2018 is one of the vintages of the century. Perfect ripening, good solid crops, strong winter rain and lack of heat waves made it pretty near perfect.
Bright purple red
The great Australian red blend is celebrated in this delicious young red made by tour de force, Corrina Wright. Structured cabernet fleshed out by ripe, chocolatey shiraz. Exceptional value and built to be enjoyed in its youth. Dark cherry-red colour; brighter red edges. A genuine blend on the nose – cedary, leafy cabernet meets richer shiraz plums. Medium-weight and agile, ripeness is spot on here. Cassis, mocha and crunchy red-berry acidity. It’s a well-put-together blend; fruit quality is excellent.
93 point. The Real Review
A field blend of Cabernet and Shiraz only released when both varieties ripen at the same time. Winemaker Corrina Wright suggests to have this with a Sunday lamb roast and I’m not going to disagree.
A generous wine with a cheeky personality ready to lure you in. Scents of blackberries and raspberries mingle at ease with choc-mint and flashes of cola. Some cedary oak adds some momentum with puffs of dusty tannins. It’s easy to see why lamb would be the perfect partner.
Drink now to six years+
91 point. QWinereviews Australia
Om Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards
Oliver’s Taranga beskriver selv en af deres kerneværdier som Passion about everything we do. Det beskriver rigtigt godt den oplevelse, vi havde de gange, vi besøgte Oliver’s Taranga. Vi havde efter et besøg i Barossa Valley fået anbefalet bl.a. Oliver’s Taranga fra folkene i cellar door’en på Greenock Creek Winery. Vi havde ikke hørt om stedet før, men vi er glade for Greenock Creek og så derfor en anbefaling fra dem som muligheden for, at der var noget godt i vente. Og vi blev på ingen måder skuffede. Oliver’s Taranga er et af de sjældne wineries, hvor man føler, at man er på bølgelængde med vinmageren, så snart man tager den første sip af den første vin. Hver vin har noget unikt at tilbyde og er lavet præcist, som man selv kunne ønske sig, at den skulle være. Det er efter min mening meget sjældent. Ved besøg hos mange wineries i McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley og resten af verden for den sags skyld, fornemmer man ofte tidligt om ens egne præferencer og smag bliver mødt eller ej. Selv om man måske virkelig leder med lys og lygte efter de gemte skatte, finder man dem måske aldrig, også selv efter at have smagt hele deres repertoire. Andre gange kan man finde et enkelt eller et par ”lucky punches”, men hos Oliver’s Taranga finder man sig hjemme hele vejen.
While they have ‘only’ been making wine since 1994, the folks at Oliver’s Taranga have a history of grape growing in South Australia that goes back over 170 years. In 1839 William and Elizabeth Oliver travelled to South Australia from Scotland. They eventually settled in the McLaren Vale region where they planted vineyards and orchards on their property ‘Taranga’.
It was sixth generation family member and winemaker Corrina Wright who was the first to convince the family, in particular her grandfather, to let her take some of the grapes to make their own wine. It is easy to understand Corrina’s enthusiasm to make wine with the Oliver’s renowned grapes. The family have been winning awards and plaudits for the quality of their grapes since 1857, when William Oliver was awarded ‘the best collection of grapes’ at the local Willunga Agricultural Society Exhibition.
The exceptional quality of the Oliver’s grapes has also given them a close connection to Australia’s most famous fine wine, Penfolds Grange. Growing grapes that are used to make Grange is one of the highest honours that you can have as an Australian grape grower. Some growers will cherish making the grade and having their Shiraz grapes included in the famous Australian wine just once in their lives, a truly great achievement. The folks at Oliver’s Taranga? They’ve had their grapes from their vineyards included in Penfolds Grange fourteen times since 1996! No wonder Corrina was so keen to make delicious wine with such exceptional grapes!
(Aussie Wine Month Story: Oliver’s Taranga. May 8 2016)