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Oliver's Taranga Vineyards DJ Reserve Cabernet Sauvigno

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Named after the current viticulturist, Don Oliver, This is a powerful, compact wine that has plenty of everything! Heady smells of blackberry fruit, mocha and subtle mint adorn the nose, whilst the palate is full and lush with loads of dark plum and licorice flavours, talcy tannins, and a dry, succulent finish. It's in it for the long haul, and would go well with hearty meat dishes or blue cheeses.

Winemaker's Notes

This is the first release of the DJ Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is dedicated to Don ‘DJ’ Oliver, the 5th generation and current caretaker of the prized Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards. Born in post-war McLaren Vale, as a young boy after school Don would ride the family’s Clydesdales bareback to the stables after helping out in the vineyards. Dons impressive viticultural work saw him receive the inaugural McLaren Vale Grape Growers Association ‘Excellence in Viticulture’ Trophy. This wine is a testament to Don’s passion for grapegrowing,andhiscontinualeffortstogrow the best fruit possible.

Appearance: Rich deep burgundy.

Nose: Lifted varietal notes- mint, leaf and ripe anise.

Palate: Powerful weight and lovely rich tannins. Loads of freshness, dark fruits, cassis and leafy spice. Long fine tannins round out the palate.

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Oliver's Taranga Vineyards DJ Reserve Cabernet Sauvigno

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WINESTATE (2009 Vintage) says
Winestate May/Jun
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Dedicated to DJ (Don) Oliver, the fifth-generation custodian of Olivers. Dense purple-crimson, it is at once full-bodied and complex, yet avoids any suggestion of over-extraction or overripe grapes. Blackcurrant fruit, regional dark chocolate notes, fine, dusty tannins and integrated oak come together to provide an impressive wine.
To 2030
Australian Wine Companion 2013
94

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