Still remembering how enjoyable Oliver Taranga Vineyard Shiraz 2006 was, I was tempted into purchasing this wine. Definitely a big and bold Aussie Shiraz. Gorgeous nose, smell like blackberry, stewed plums, fruitcake and mocha. The palate is rich, with dark chocolate, low acidity and silky tannins. The finish is medium lenght, sweet with chewy tannins. With about 1/4 left in the bottle, a lot of sediments is showing up. Decent wine, I wish I was drinking there Oliver Taranga Vineyard Shiraz 2006 instead. There is a lot of competition for Australian Shiraz at the $50 to $70 range. When you compare Oliver's Taranga Vineyards HJ Reserve Shiraz 2006 to D'Arenberg The Dead Arm, Jim Barry The McRae Wood Shiraz, Charles Cimicky The Autograph Shiraz or Two Hands Garden Series, this Shiraz does not mesured up. May be better in a few years, was expecting much better, ovehall disappointing.
This wine was purchased throught LCBO February 2011 Classic Catalogue at $ 69.00 but now on sale at $ 45.95