Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Oliver's Taranga DJ Cabernet Sauvignon 2013


I love the Oliver's Taranga labels. I love the history they hold so dear too. You'd be disappointed not to see the word 'generation' appear somewhere. Big respect to folk like these who keep history at the forefront of what they do. This wine a tribute to grape grower and 5th generation Donald Oliver, born 1951.

This DJ release in an interesting beast. Beast could be the appropriate word. Not entirely varietal, there's plenty of depth and interest no less.

In a line up of Cabernets I kept coming back to this mind you. Yet at the same time, it kept me scratching my head. There's a coffee or caramel character to it which was intriguing. In many respects it moulded into the frame quite well.

Scents of milk chocolate, dark berry fruit, exotic spices and a touch of cedar. It's boisterous throwing handfuls of jam like black fruit. That caramel/coffee thing still prominent after three days.

Great to drink now. Great to put in a dark place for a decade plus.

92/100

Region: McLaren Vale
RRP: $55
Source: Sample
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