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2004 Oliver's Taranga Vineyard Shiraz

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$26. 99
$323.88 Dozen
Cellar: 3 - 4 Years (2011-2012)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

A museum release from Oliver’s.
Opaque black crimson colour with black crimson hue. The nose is still very lively. With aromatic sniff – aroma of violet, blackberry and vanilla with liquorice end note. The palate is generous with flavours of black pepper, plum and liquorice, followed by dark chocolate and spice. Very fine tannin structure. Some smoky oak appears in the background. Aftertaste of black pepper, plum, liquorice and spice.
Cellar 3-4 years (2011-2012)
Alc/Vol: 14.5%

First Tasted: October 2006

The Oliver family arrived from Scotland in 1841 and settled in the McLaren Vale District, raising sheep and cattle as well as establishing an orchard and vineyard. Today, 5th Generation family members are involved, however, like all outstanding vineyards, viticulture remains paramount. Under the guidance of Don Oliver, ‘gut feeling’ and science each play a key role in producing superb fruit. Fruit from the Oliver's Taranga Vineyard often forms a component of Penfolds Grange. Don Oliver's expertise as a grape grower was recognised in 2005, being awarded the Excellence in Viticulture Trophy, as judged by a panel of experts.

This is an outstanding follow up to the 2003 release.

Outstanding black, purple colour with black, purple hue. Violet top note, followed by vanilla, spice, liquorice and truffle. The palate displays complexity of flavours, with toasted oak interlaced with truffle, blackberry spice and black pepper to deliver a mouthfilling flavour experience. Velvet smooth tannins. Very long aftertaste of truffle, blackberry, spice and black pepper.
Cellar 4-5 years (2010-2011)
Alc/Vol: 14.5%

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