Oliver’s Taranga RW Grenache 2021


For me, the emergence of Australian Grenache is the most exciting trend in wine today – not just here in Australia, but around the globe. McLaren Vale is not the only region offering brilliant examples, but it is responsible for many of the very best. This is another contender – absolutely love it. What makes this even more exciting, serendipitous even, is that this rise of Grenache has now coincided with one of the region’s truly great vintages, 2021. This is the second release of the RW, named for Corrina’s great-grandfather, Robert William Oliver. An appealing crimson in colour, there are notes of florals, spices, raspberries, redcurrants, a whiff of vanilla and warm earth on the nose. A mid-weight, elegant style with great finesse and the silkiest of tannins leaving the wine seamless and lingering. This has at least ten years ahead of it and one can reasonably expect the score to increase over that time.