Taylors Estate

Taylors Estate

Chardonnay 2012

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Region: Clare Valley
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Luscious flavours of white peach, citrus and tropical fruit overlaying toasted cashew and creamy nuances from fine French oak.

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Wine Colour
At release, the wine is a pale straw with a slight green hue to the edge.

Wine Bouquet
Delightful aromas of white peach, nectarines and subtle citrus zest join hints of cashew and cream.

Wine Palate
Fresh flavours of stone fruit combine with a tropical pine/lime characters, cashews and an underlying creaminess from extended lees stirring to deliver a mouth-filling and enjoyable wine. The wine has a clean, elegant palate, a soft acid backbone and long, persistent finish.

Cellaring Notes
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2017.
Acidity: 5.92 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 13%
PH: 3.43
Region: Clare Valley
Residual Sugar: 1.45 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
Taylors Estate Chardonnay 2012 World Value Wine Challenge 2013 Best Buy
Taylors Estate Chardonnay 2012 World Value Wine Challenge 2013 Gold
Taylors Estate Chardonnay 2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013 Silver
Taylors Estate Chardonnay 2012 New Zealand International Wine Show 2013 1 Silver
Taylors Estate Chardonnay 2012 Concours International des vins a' Lyon 2014 2013 Silver
Taylors Estate Chardonnay 2012 World Wine Championship Awards 2013 Silver
Taylors Estate Chardonnay 2012 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition 2013 303 Silver
Taylors Estate Chardonnay 2012 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2013 Silver

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  • Taylors Estate Chardonnay 201289

    Beverage Testing Institute, Tastings.com, March 2013


    Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavor of fresh crusty apple pie and pineapple cake with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, creme Anglaise, green apple, and mineral accented finish. Very precise and tasty.

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  • Taylors Estate Chardonnay 201289

    Beverage Testing Institute, Tastings.com, March 2013


    Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavor of fresh crusty apple pie and pineapple cake with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, creme Anglaise, green apple, and mineral accented finish. Very precise and tasty

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    Taylors Estate Chardonnay 2012

    National Liquor News, July 2013

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    Fresh flavours of peach, citrus and tropical fruit overlaying a silky palate.

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  • Taylors Estate Chardonnay 201290

    Beverage Testing Institute, Tastings.com, September 2013


    Pale straw with emerald notes. Aromas of pineapple, yellow apple, sweet vanilla and a faint clove spice from a generous dose of new French Oak. Flavors of apples, pear, yellow plums and lemon integrate beautifully with vanilla kissed oak. Subtle acidity, but well balanced and elegant. New world freshness with old world finesse.

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  • Taylors Estate Chardonnay 201286

    David Lawrason, Wine Align - Ontario, February 2014


    This is a creamy, smooth, warm and even tempered chardonnay, but it is a bit too sweet and overly clovey. Lovely texture and balance, with apple, more clove and heat on the finish. Tasty but no escaping a sense of sly and purposeful confection meant to seduce at first glance. I am not sure how much of this I would want to drink. Chill well.

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  • Taylors Estate Chardonnay 201285

    John Szabo MS, Wine Align - Ontario, February 2014


    A restrained, simple but pleasant pineapple/tropical fruit salad-flavoured chardonnay, with measured caramel notes and decent length. Basic commercial quality, though cleverly made in all. Tasted February 2014. Value rating *1/2

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  • Taylors Estate Chardonnay 201285

    Michael Godel, Wine Align - Ontario, February 2014


    Simple, slightly sweet yet clean Clare Valley Chardonnay. Tropically viscous and chewy liquid Bubblicious. Like a top 40, 1980's listening pop song.

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  • Taylors Estate Chardonnay 201287

    Lisa Perrotti Brown, The Wine Advocate, May 2014


    The 2012 Taylors Chardonnay displays notes of ripe apricots, melon and guava amid an undercurrent of buttered toast and cedar. Light to medium-bodied and putting forward a good amount of stone fruit and tropical flavor that is complemented by notable but not over-powering oak, it finishes medium to long. Drink it now to 2016.

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