Oliver's Taranga HJ Reserve Shiraz (Old Block) 2004

McLaren Vale
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£39.95 per bottle
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95 Points - Jay Miller (erobertparker.com)

The 2004 Shiraz “H.J. Reserve” was aged for two years in 100% new French oak. It was sourced from the estate’s 65-year-old vineyard with a minuscule yield of 1 ton per acre. Opaque purple, it has an enticing bouquet of toasty oak, smoke, saddle leather, espresso, mocha, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Medium to full-bodied and opulent, the wine has super-succulent black and blue fruit flavors, well-concealed tannins, and a very long, 60-second finish. Because of its superb balance, it will evolve for at least a decade and provide pleasure through 2030. However, for those unable to delay gratification, it will make a great companion to a giant slab of prime rib.

Taste & Aroma

Score:95

The 2004 Shiraz “H.J. Reserve” was aged for two years in 100% new French oak. It was sourced from the estate’s 65-year-old vineyard with a minuscule yield of 1 ton per acre. Opaque purple, it has an enticing bouquet of toasty oak, smoke, saddle leather, espresso, mocha, blueberry, and blackberry liqueur. Medium to full-bodied and opulent, the wine has super-succulent black and blue fruit flavors, well-concealed tannins, and a very long, 60-second finish. Because of its superb balance, it will evolve for at least a decade and provide pleasure through 2030. However, for those unable to delay gratification, it will make a great companion to a giant slab of prime rib.

Jay Miller

Producer

Oliver’s Taranga have a long and distinguished history in the McLaren Vale and celebrated their 170th anniversary in 2011. They have owned and worked some of the prime vineyard land in the area and have consistently produced an impressive range of premium, age-worthy wines since their inception in 1839. They have also provided grapes for use in the making of Australia’s illustrious Penfolds Grange and have done so regularly - for 14 vintages since 1996. The Oliver family’s passion and quality focus in everything they do is displayed in both the wines they produce and the accolades they achieve – they have gained and maintained a 5 star rating from James Halliday’s’ Wine Companion, which is only awarded to outstanding wineries who regularly produce wines of exemplary quality and typicity, where they join some of Australia’s most iconic wineries - Penfolds, Wendouree and Henschke to name just a few.

Oliver's Taranga Vineyards, McLaren Vale, Australia

Region

McLaren Vale

 

"Red grapes flourish here due to the warm climate and varied soil type and the region is best known for soft and juicy Shiraz, old-vine Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot."

 

McLaren Vale is situated south of The Barossa Valley in South Eastern Australia. The local climates vary enormously according to altitude and exposure to the cooling sea breezes. Red grapes flourish here due to the warm climate and varied soil type and the region is best known for soft and juicy Shiraz, old-vine Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean climate with four clear seasons. We can highly recommend the producers Kay Brothers, Clarendon Hills and Shirvington Estate from whom we have some fantastic wines.

Glassware

Glassware

Zalto Denk-Art Universal Glass

For richer, oaked Sauvignon Blancs such as The Fuder, white Graves or Semillon/Sauvignon blends. For young and non-vintage Champagne we recommend Zalto Universal. However, the Zalto Universal is a very good all-rounder, designed for all types of wines but may not maximize the potential of certain wine as much as the Bordeaux or Burgundy glass.

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