Taylors Estate

Taylors Estate

Shiraz 2008

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Region: Clare Valley
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Alluring ripe berry and plum flavours are perfectly balanced with mocha, spice and creamy vanilla characters from American oak.

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Wine Colour
On release, the wine displays amazing depth of colour with dark opaque reds and a deep black centre.


Wine Bouquet
The wine is dark and brooding in its youth with aromas of violets, plum and dark cherry along with dusty oak derived spice and vanilla adding complexity.

Wine Palate
The palate is rich, luscious and round with intense, perfectly ripen fruit characters. Dark chocolate and vanilla characters complement the generous red berry flavours. The wine has a well balanced structure with great texture and surprising delicacy to the finish.

Cellaring Notes
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2016.
Acidity: 6.26 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14.4%
PH: 3.6
Region: Clare Valley
Residual Sugar: 1.5 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 Sydney International Wine Competition 2010 Blue Gold
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 New Zealand International Wine Show 2010 18a Gold
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011 Gold
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 Concours Mondial du Bruxelles 2010 Gold
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 Sommelier Challenge Wine Competition 2011 Gold
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 Japan Wine Challenge 2010 Gold
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 Riverside International Wine Competition 2011 Gold
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 San Diego International Wine Compeition 2011 Gold
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2010 Gold
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 New World Wine Awards 2010 13a Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 International Wine & Spirit Competition 2010 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2009 46 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 Syrah Du Monde 2010 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 West Coast Wine Competition 2011 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 International Wine Challenge 2010 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 Houston Livestock & Rodeo Wine Competition 2012 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 Long Beach Grand Cru International Wine Competition 2011 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 Royal Hobart Wine Show 2009 62 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 International Wine & Spirit Competition 2009 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008 San Francisco International Wine Competition 2011 Silver

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  • 3 Cheers
    Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008

    Rick Allen, Parramatta Advertiser, Manly Daily, March 2010

    3 Cheers
    The official price for this Clare Valley red is $19, but you often see it significantly reduced which makes it outstanding value. It has a bouquet of plums and violets, and big ripe berry and dark chocolate flavours, with a bit of pepper and spice complexity. There's vanilla flavours in there too from the oak. All up it's beautifully drinkable. For me it's a T-bone steak special. Ever reliable and still good value.

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  • Shiraz with pizzazz
    Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008

    n/a, Home Ideas, June 2010

    Shiraz with pizzazz
    A gold-medal winner, this Shiraz is filled with aromas of violet, plum and dark cherry. ItÆs rich with intense ripe fruit characters, and flavours of coffee and Mocha as well as creamy vanillin qualities make for a superb Shiraz.

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  • Top Tipples
    Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008

    lan MacTavish, Better Homes and Gardens, July 2010

    Top Tipples
    An intense, dark and luscious drop from the Clare Valley. Weighty but never harsh, it's perfect with winter roasts and stews.

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  • Top 40
    Taylors Estate Shiraz 20084.5 stars

    n/a, Winestate, August 2010

    Top 40
    Inky/oaky, crimson shiraz with rich, spicy, fruit-cake characters showing a certain savouriness. Nice toasty oak and grainy tannins. Has length and balance.

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  • Shiraz and blends
    Taylors Estate Shiraz 2008

    Sarah Davey, Rob Geddes, Drinks Trade, September 2010

    Shiraz and blends
    Aromas of spice and dark fruit, with good fruit and tannin balance and a nice length. Spicy backberry aromas with good layers and length. A great savoury wine with good length.

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  • World's greatest shiraz challenge
    Taylors Estate Shiraz 20083.5 stars

    n/a, Winestate, October 2010

    World's greatest shiraz challenge
    Oaky nose and ripe, berry flavoured palate with Smoky oak and chocolaty complexity. Some excellent tannins.

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  • 20 great buys under $20
    Taylors Estate Shiraz 200891/100

    n/a, Adelaide Advertiser, November 2010

    20 great buys under $20
    Clare shiraz does it's regional magic here, sweet fruited with a subtle whiff of eucalypt off in the background, but look for its crunch and bite in the mouth from pin-point berry ripeness, all backed up smartly with a faint touch of oak. A good all-rounder.

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  • Taylors Estate Shiraz 200886/100

    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, December 2010


    The 2008 Estate Shiraz presents a deep garnet-purple color and earthy tar and damp loam aromas over cassis and black plum plus some hints of blackberry compote, licorice and dark chocolate. Full bodied with a firm level of chewy tannins, it has a high level of acid and a medium-long straightforward finish. Drink this one now to 2014.

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  • Best Wines of 2010
    Taylors Estate Shiraz 20084.5 stars

    Winestate, February 2011

    Best Wines of 2010
    Inky/oaky, crimson shiraz with rich, spicy fruit-cake characters showing a certain savouriness. Nice toasty oak and grainy tannins. Has length and balance.

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  • Taylors Estate Shiraz 200885 points

    Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, June 2011


    A light grip of tannins surrounds the syrupy black cherry and blackberry flavours in this polished shiraz. Drink now

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  • Taylors Estate Shiraz 200887 points

    Wine Advocate (USA), November 2011


    Supple at first, with brown sugar and prune flavors that seem sweetly ripe, but this full-bodied wine firms up substantially on the finish, where it turns a bit eathery in flavor and coffee-astringent. Drink now, before the fruit fades.

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