2018 Brioni’s Blend

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THE YEAR THAT
Brioni was called ‘a great forklift driver for a girl’

Embrace your Spanish side with this delicious Tempranillo (pron. TEMPRAN-ee- oh). All olives, tar and flowers on the nose, the palate is generous and rih, with earthy plummy fruit- just how we imagine a matador would taste! Hold a fiesta, cook up some tasty tapas and ole!

TASTING NOTE

AROMA
Mulberry and violets, with a touch of ironstone. Wine jubes and plum preserves.
PALATE
Bright and light on the palate. Fresh berry quince floral flavours, with plenty of chalky tannin to frame the palate. This is all fruit and all good!
WINE & VINTAGE

This is the first release of our Brioni’s Blend! As you know, we like to name our wines after family members, and Brioni
had got away without one for too long. We grafted the famous Portuguese variety Touriga over an old Merlot block in 2016. Touriga is super juicy and floral, so we blended it with structured Mataro and generous Shiraz....and Brioni’s Blend was born!

HISTORY

With 300 acres of premium grapevines on the Taranga property, the Oliver family has over 50 blocks representing different grape varieties, clones, soil types & vine ages. Each vintage, different varieties & blocks
will show their strength and from this has been born the ‘SMALL BATCH’ range. These wines have been handcrafted to speak of both the variety and the vintage in which they have been produced

WINE MAKER
Corrina Wright, 6th Generation
REGION
100% McLaren Vale
COLOUR
Bright maroon
ALCOHOL
14%

WHAT THE WRITERS HAVE TO SAY

2018
Jeni Port

Australian tempranillo is still finding its way. Some are too dry red-like, some are too alcoholic, some way too astringent and mean. Oliver’s Taranga chooses to highlight the grape’s generous fruit while maintaining some of the style’s firm structure. This is an enjoyable wine with chocolate and tempranillo’s trademark dark cherries, plums and spice leading to a generous palate. It’s a big wine, it fills the mouth and stays there.

90/100 - 2017 Tempranillo