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Oliver's Taranga Vineyards Corrina's Shiraz Cabernet

Cracka Rating

Cracka Review

Awesome vineyards at Oliver's Taranga. The wines shows this with their bold personality, big tasty ripe fruit and supple texture. McLaren Vale at its very best and a bloody good drink.

Winemaker's Notes

Deep inky red. Corrina Wright’s co-fermented single vineyard Shiraz Cabernet has become a modern classic in our portfolio. The 2010 is a little wild but has plenty of heart. Ripe red and dark fruits, prune, spiced milk chocolate and background funk. Super rich full-bodied palate. Mouth coating ripe purple and black berry fruits with the acidity supporting and building a juicy profile, albeit accentuating the firm grainy tannins that kick in midway through and push all the way out the end. Probably not for vegetarians.

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Oliver's Taranga Vineyards Corrina's Shiraz Cabernet

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
The two estate-grown components were co-fermented, although we don't know the percentage contribution of each, nor the oak regime - which barely matters given the layers of ultra-typical regional character delivered via and blackberry and blackcurrant flavours wrapped by a coating of dark chocolate and licorice. Yummy stuff indeed.
James Halliday 2014 Australian Wine Companion
94
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
“Deep, healthy colour; co-fermented (a particular challenge in ’08) and strongly regional, the bouquet is especially attractive; inevitably, full-bodied, but there is a certain suppleness and smoothness to the palate that is appealing.”
2018
Australian Wine Companion 2012
90
Jeremy Oliver (2008 Vintage) says
“Rich, smooth and honest, this early – drinking blend has adeep, spicy bouquet whose aromas of dark plums, blackberries, currants and raisins are knit with chocolate / mocha oak.”
The Aust Wine Annual
88
Jeremy Oliver (2006 Vintage) says
A plush, smooth and fine-grained blend whose sweet expression of dark plum, cassis, blackberry fruit, cedar/chocolate/vanilla oak, cloves and cinnamon overlie meaty, gamy characters. Framed by firmish, fine-grained tannin, its long, polished juicy palate finishes long and spicy, with lingering nuances of roasted coffee and mocha.
Australian Wine Annual 2010 2009
92
James Halliday (2006 Vintage) says
Co-fermentation is logical, although seldom used; this wine may cause a rethink, as the cabernet exercises excellent control; harmonious yet firm, there is no sign of heat or dead fruit, and the tannins are perfect.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
94
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Deep crimson-purple; quite lifted and focused red fruits on the bouquet; full-bodied, the palate is full of rich, bright fruits and is surprisingly long.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
94
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
Blackcurrant, blackberry, plum and dark chocolate in a medium-to full-bodied frame; built-in tannins and moderate length. McLaren Vale Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz co-fermented.
To 2019
Australian Wine Companion 2008
91
Andrew Graham (2004 Vintage) says
It always surprises me that more Australian wineries don't produce a Shiraz/Cabernet or Cabernet/Shiraz blend. It's just so right for the wines we make and the vines we have. Puzzling really. Anyway, this is seriously good stuff: Dusty chocolate oak, firm cedary fruit with a thick and rich mid palate. It's tannic too, which would be the Cabernet doing it's thing. Really (happily) surprised by how serious this is.
2010-2015
93
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
A substantial wine, bringing all of the elements of the varietal mix and regional influence together; supple, ripe fruit and good oak.
2013
Australian Wine Companion 2007
92
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Rich, full black fruits, bitter chocolate and licorice neatly balanced by tannins and integrated oak.
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
90

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