Wednesday, 26 November 2014


Taylors Merlot Clare Valley Australia 2013 14%
Ripe plum and black fruit aromas with black cherry a highlight; a judicious amount of oak adds depth and a caramel note. On the palate - dry with some generous red and black fruit highlights - again the black cherry and plum stand out; moderate oak, mild tannins and depth of flavor, a balanced and well made wine that will suit quite a range of dishes.
3 Stars

Taylors Promised Land Cabernet Sauvignon South Australia 2013 13.5%
Lots of Cabernet black fruit aromas with blackberry and ripe red currant suggestions; roasted coffee bean and a charry oak layer add generosity to the bouquet. On the palate - dry and very fruity with lots of black fruit flavors, black cherry and Doris plum flavors; some sweetness to the fruit alongside the charry oak adds lots of power to the palate overall. Moderate tannins and acidity. Balanced and well made - will suit many a palate who like sweet red meat dishes.
3.5 Stars

Taylors Promised Land Shiraz Cabernet South Australia 2010 13.5%
The floral and peppery lift of Shiraz leads the bouquet - albeit light in intensity it marries up to the Cabernet component well - red and black fruits; a touch of brown sugar highlights the oak layer. On the palate - dry, balanced and well made with a nice balance between the oak and fruit components while the mix of varieties used speak well to each other. Fruity with a moderate length and finish. Medium+ tannins and medium acidity. An easy drinking style that many should like.
3.5 Stars

Taylors 'Eighty Acres' Clare Valley Cabernet Shiraz Merlot 2011 14%
Lots of sweet and ripe lifted red fruit aromas of blackberry and lightly spiced plum and red currant aromas; moderate oak influences add a layer of complexity and harmony. On the palate - dry and fruity with a generous blend of fruit and oak flavors, medium tannins and acidity all add texture and length. Balanced, well made and drinking nicely now and through 2015.
4 Stars

Taylors 'Jaraman' Shiraz Clare Valley McLaren Vale 2012 14.5%
Generous, variety, fruity and complexity from some bold use of oak - vanilla and toasted spices. Black currant, roasted raspberry fruits, light peppery notes and and an earthy chocolate note. On the palate - dry with sweet fruits, spiced currant flavors, vanilla and charred oak barrel notes. Fuller-bodied expression with plenty of character and expression. Medium+ tannins and acid to match. Smart buying.
4.5 Stars

Taylors 'Eighty Acres' Shiraz South Australia 2013 14%
Sweet red raspberry and cherry red fruits bouquet laced with brown sugar and peppery spice - not too much though. On the palate - sweet and juicy red fruit flavors dominate with medium acidity bringing some balance to the wine; the raspberry and red cherry flavors dominate the palate with some very mild oak influences; just dry on the finish; very easy to drink style; short finish.
3 Stars

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