Friday, 7 September 2012

Oliver's Taranga DJ Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

This label is a tribute to 5th generation and current caretaker of the vineyards Don Oliver. And a fine tribute it is - the essence of great Cabernet.

Dark inky fruit, the nose is littered with blackcurrants, blackberry, cedar, herby and mint aromas. Deep and engaging.

After spending twenty-four months in French oak, these characteristics continue to the palate where the flavours are powerful and juicy. Dense plum made an appearance too. Damn this is good. Chewy tannins appear forever lasting. Some acid is still poking around suggesting plenty of life left here and will cellar in the long term with ease.

All elements have come together beautifully and McLaren Vale Cabernet just keeps on getting better and impressing me.

For a special occasion, this won't let you down. A big smile and lip smacking goodness guaranteed.

Who: Oliver's Taranga
What: Cabernet Sauvignon (14.5% alc)
Where: McLaren Vale
When: 2009
How: $50

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