HJ was a lover and a fighter. He fought to win the affections of his sweetheart Marjorie, before serving in WWII. He then fought to realise his vision of seeing the Taranga property produce only high quality grapes. This commenced with his planting of the ‘old block’ Shiraz in 1948- the same McLaren Vale vines that form the base of this reserve Shiraz today.
2018 is one of the vintages of the decade. Perfect ripening, good solid crops, strong winter rain and lack of heat waves made it pretty near perfect!
Violets, blackberry pie, mocha, spice and mineral notes.
Savoury spice, mocha and plummy sweetness through the palate. Layers of flavour, the tannins are fine, silky and integrated perfectly. A wine with plenty of length and mouth-filling generosity.