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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.