Oliverhill is a small winery located in McLaren Vale. We, the Miller family, have been here since the early '90's but Oliverhill was established in the early '70's. All production, bottling etc take place here on the property at McLaren Vale.
- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09
Deep purple in color. Good nose (lush deep fruit) and an excellent taste (dark fruit with, hints of green vegetation, and some smokiness). Smooth medium finish - what you would expect from a good Australian Shiraz. Good value
Very smooth. Nice flavor. A stronger finish then what I prefer.
Acid shows through on nose, with some jamminess. Medium tannins and acids, big body. Pleasantly sour, almost like a poor-man's 02 Smith-Haut-Lafitte. Red fruit. Mint chocolate. Good QPR @ $35
Huge, jammy, black fruit. Huge but balanced tannins and acidity. Velvety texture. Light medicine. Light raisin and smoke and pencil lead. Juicy. Ready, but still fruit left. Concentrated. Would stand up to food and red meat. 15.3%
External Reviews for Oliverhill Winery Shiraz Mclaren Vale Jimmy Section
A delicious Shiraz from the McLaren Vale in Australia, heightened with deep luscious, velvety fruit. A mandeacute;lange of ripe, concentrated mulberries, blackberries and blueberries hosts sweet, brown allspice flavors that lay full and rich on the palate, persisting with a long, seductively enchanting finish. Enjoy it by itself on a cool evening or with your favorite cut of beef or lamb.
Some wines really just do not need staff reviews andmdash; I should just sit back and let the accolades speak for themselves! The Jimmy Section Shiraz is the signature wine of Oliverhill, premium quality and limited production, made from grapes from a single vineyard in the McLaren Vale. Incredibly lush, extracted and substantial; packed to the brim with ripe blueberry, black cherry, black currant, chocolate and white pepper. Explosive and juicy, but with the balance and structure to last for years. Itandrsquo;s the kind of exceptional, elegant wine you can never go wrong in serving to out-of-town guests or business associates, but I find it to be the best pick-me-up after a long, terrible day. Youandrsquo;ll always be happy after a glass of this wine!
The 2002 Shiraz Jimmy Section is a stunningly proportioned, opaque purple-colored offering displaying notes of melted licorice interwoven with creme de cassis and hickory smoke. Layered and chewy, it is the antithesis of wimpy wine. Consume it over the next 10ndash;15 years.
When tasting this wine, one person referred to it as ldquo;liquid sex.rdquo; You get the idea. This is a sensationally voluptuous, rich, full-bodied, highly-extracted yet velvety-textured, old vine Shiraz with an opaque blue/purple color, a spectacularly aromatic nose (black and blue fruits, creosote, smoke, and graphite), huge body, great concentration, a compelling seamlessness. Given todayrsquo;s wine prices, it is an unequivocal bargain. Drink it over the next 10ndash;12 years.
The 2006 Shiraz andldquo;Jimmy Sectionandrdquo; is slightly muted aromatically but with coaxing aromas of pain grille, tar, blueberry, and blackberry emerge. This leads to a full-bodied wine with gobs of spicy black fruits, ripe flavors, and for a wine of this size, surprising elegance. Give it 4andndash;6 years in the cellar and drink it through 2027.
This outstanding trio of McLaren Vale reds performed beautifully. One of South Australiarsquo;s finest efforts is Oliverhillrsquo;s 2005 Shiraz Jimmy Section. Aged in 100% French oak (33% new) for 17 months, it is an unbelievably dense wine boasting an exquisite perfume of spring flowers, blackberry and blueberry jam, smoky pain grille, and graphite. Huge intensity, full body, and stunning concentration, richness, and length suggest this spectacular wine will age effortlessly for 10ndash;15+ years.
The 2006 Jimmy Section is made in a rich, syrupy style, but does it have enough structure to improve with age? The dense blackberry and blueberry fruit carries its 15.5% alcohol well andmdash; at least for the moment andmdash; and there are some attractive peppery, herbal complexities that make for interesting drinking right now, so why wait?