Small Batch Wines | 2014 Fiano
Awards & Accolades:
James Halliday-91 points Published on 26th July 2014
Of the southern Italian varieties, this seems to have the greatest potential. It has a vibrant, zesty palatem with citrus, green apple and apple core notes, the finish and aftertaste both lingering
The Vino Geek, June 2014. “A really nice clear and transparent colour. The aroma of this smashes pretty much every other white out of the park. It’s really complex and shows some awesome candied fruit, citrus, nectarine & heart warming nuttiness. I guarantee there is more there that I’m not picking up, ah well - i’ll just have to have another glass!
The palate is relatively medium bodied with it having a great mouth feel and almost a crunchy texture and tannins. The palate shows the fruit but then kicks in to overtime and that nuttiness combined with a cider style taste provides for a super crisp and clean wine. 9/10 points”
From one of the leaders in this southern Italian origin variety gaining plenty of notice now in several regions. It’s not about overt fruitiness but more set with subtle flavours of lemon biscuit, almond milk and rice cream, its decent medium-powered palate geared with plenty of notice of vitality and drive.
4 Stars- Tony Love Top 100 July 2014
- TROPHY, Best White Wine of Show, Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2014
- TROPHY, Best White Italian Varietal, Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2015
- WineWise Magazine, Lester Jesberg, June 2015- 4 stars
2014 Olivers Taranga Small Batch 6882 McLaren Vale Fiano: Here’s another wine that makes a strong case for McLaren Vale fiano. This one shows lemon pith characteristics and the palate has weight and texture backed up by refreshing acidity. ($24.00)
- James Halliday, The Wine Companion, 92 points
Wine Companion tasting note.
James Halliday - Published on 17 Mar 2015
Bright, light straw-green; an interesting wine, with plenty to enjoy and plenty to think about, not the least the lemon rind and pine nut descriptors on the label. I'm happy with the lemon rind as a component of what is, without question, a medium-bodied white wine, achieved without any phenolic or extraction issues, as it surges on the finish and aftertaste.
- The Advertiser Top 100 Wines, Tony Love, July 2014
From one of the leaders in this southern Italian origin variety gaining plenty of notice now in several regions. Its not all about overt fruitiness but more set with subtle flavours of lemon biscuit, almond milk and rice cream, its decent medium-powered palate geared with plenty of vitality and drive.
- The Wine Front, August 2014, 92 points, Gary Walsh
Melon and melon rind, brine, white flowers – not too fruity, nor too austere. Light to medium weight, clean acid – kind of soft – yet crisp and refreshing. Has a very appealing gentle chalkiness to the texture and raw almond and dried herb perfume on the finish. Magic to drink. Yum, to be specific.
Rated : 92 Points
Tasted : Jul14
Alcohol : 12.5%
Price : $24
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2014 - 2018+
- Fergus McGhie, June 23rd, 2014
I think I am in love with fiano. It's possible I've reviewed every vintage of the Oliver's Taranga since the first in glowing terms. I've not checked that but it's just a feeling and if I've missed a vintage it's more likely an oversight rather than a dislike for a particular year.
I think McLaren Vale might also be in love with fiano. The relatively warm, coastal climate seems to suit the variety. When you match the right variety with its most suitable climate you get the perfect match.
This 2014 is a delicious wine, crunchy and fresh but with some delicious texture and weight on the palate. The flavours are reminiscent of granny smith apples and green pears. There's beguiling aromas of honeysuckle adding to the intrigue of the wine. The finish is clean and crisp with a fine line of tingling acidity carrying the flavours to the end.