Taylors Estate

Taylors Estate

Shiraz 2012

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Region: Clare Valley
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A soft and fleshy shiraz boasting a lively palate of juicy red berry fruits, plum and spice, along with subtle chocolate and savoury characters from the oak maturation.

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Wine Colour
At release the wine is a dark red colour with ruby red hues.

Wine Bouquet
The wine has a seductive, lifted aroma characterised by plum, blackcurrant and dark cherry fruits along with subtle chocolate and a touch of oak derived spice.

Wine Palate
The palate is rich, luscious and round with intense, perfectly ripened fruit characters. Mocha coffee and subtle spice characters complement generous fruit flavours of plum and blackberry. The wine is medium to full-bodied with a soft mid-palate and supple tannins. It has a well balanced structure with great texture, good length and lashings of fruit on the finish.

Cellaring Notes
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2020.
Acidity: 6.66 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14%
PH: 3.55
Region: Clare Valley
Residual Sugar: 0.6 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 World Wine Championship BTI 2013 Best Buy
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 Wine Makers Challenge International Wine Competition 2014 Platinum
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2013 Critics Platinum
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 World Wine Championship BTI 2013 Gold
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 awc Vienna International Wine Challenge 2013 Gold
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013 Gold
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2013 Gold
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 Perth Royal Wine Show 2013 44 Gold
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition 2013 174 Gold
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 Japan Wine Challenge 2013 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 World Value Wine Challenge 2013 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 New York Wine & Spirits Competition 2013 RW11 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 Indy International Wine Competition 2013 608 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2013 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 Royal Queensland Wine Show 2013 65 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 Rutherglen Wine Show 2013 213 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 New Zealand International Wine Show 2013 18a Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 Long Beach Grand Cru International Wine Competition 2013 4060 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 International Wine Challenge Tranche 1 2013 Silver
Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012 New World Wine Awards 2013 Silver

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  • Easy Wines
    Taylors Estate Shiraz 201293/100

    Peter Chapman, Gladstone Observer, May 2013

    Easy Wines
    Once again Taylors delivers with a quality new release at a tantalising price. This will cellar for up to eight years, so the time is right to buy more than just one.

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  • New Releases
    Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012

    National Liquor News, July 2013

    New Releases
    Seductive ripe berry and plum flavours perfectly balanced with enticing mocha, spice and creamy vanilla characters.

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  • Wine
    Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012

    Graeme Phillips, Sunday Tasmanian, July 2013

    Wine
    A smooth, richly concentrated style with flavours suggesting liquorice, raisins and prunes with some more savoury notes showing up to add some balancing relief to the soft, long and full-fruited finish.

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  • Taylors Estate Shiraz 201288

    Beverage Testing Institute, Tastings.com, September 2013


    Opaque with a purple rim. Aromas of boysenberry, black raspberry, cracked pepper, black cherry and allspice kissed vanilla. Dry and robust with chewy tannins, crushed berries and balanced acidity.

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  • World's greatest syrah & shiraz challenge VIII
    Taylors Estate Shiraz 20125 stars

    Winestate, October 2013

    World's greatest syrah & shiraz challenge VIII
    A serious wine to serve with a big beef steak now or put it away to evolve into something great. Loads of intense, sweet, varietal fruit framed with good use of oak and rich, ripe tannins.

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  • Taylors Estate Shiraz 201291

    Beverage Testing Institute, Tastings.com, November 2013


    Dark garnet violet color. Bold blueberry cobbler a la mode and waxy honeycomb aromas and flavors with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, juicy, savory dried cherry, pickled beet, and spice finish. A delicious, zesty shiraz that will cover a lot of bases

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  • Taylors Estate Shiraz 201288

    Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, March 2014


    Fresh and vibrant, with juicy blackberry and spice flavors on an openweave frame, finishing with pleasantly firm tannins. Drink now through 2017. 500 cases imported. ûHS

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  • Taylors Estate Shiraz 201288

    Lisa Perrotti Brown, The Wine Advoate, May 2014


    Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2012 Taylors Shiraz offers a nose of crushed blackcurrants, black cherries and mulberries highlighted by hints of dried herbs, anise and pepper. Medium-bodied, it has a good concentration of youthful blackberry flavors supported by medium level, grainy tannins and lively acid before finishing long. Drink it now to 2017+.

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  • Taylors Estate Shiraz 2012

    Yorkshire Post, November 2015


    Gloriously rich blackberry and plum flavours with spice and subtle tannins. A winter warmer.

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