The Visionary

The Visionary

Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Region: Clare Valley
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This pinnacle release Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from the very finest fruit selection and is entirely estate grown and bottled on the Taylor family estate in the Clare Valley, South Australia.

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The wine displays a pristine clarity and brilliance in the glass with excellent deep ruby hue and a deep, dark core. Its nose is perfumed and concentrated with great focus and balance between exuberant fresh vinosity and fine-grain oak that closes around the youthful bouquet and keeps it in check. The wine is beautiful now in the mouth, with classic savoury tannins and yet an explosive core of generously proportioned cassis and dark fruits at its heart. Finely stated oak tannins and vinous richness intertwine perfectly on the palate and lead to a thoroughly satisfying, elegant and tightly-defined finish, full of great promise for an extended and highly rewarding maturation in the cellar.
Acidity: 6.39 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14.1%
PH: 3.57
Region: Clare Valley
Residual Sugar: 0.39 g/L

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  • The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 201294 points

    Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, April 2015

    This is a well-structured, medium-weight Clare cabernet. It's destined to cellar well. It tastes of black olives, mint and leathery blackberry. Creamy oak is well integrated but flashily applied. It's firm and sure; it will hold and mature over a couple of decades as a minimum.

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  • The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 201294/100

    Australian Wine Review, June 2015

    Ahh Clare Cabernet, you do ring my bell (sometimes). Eucalypt. Cedar. Choc mint. More mint. More chocolate. More fruit. The mint integrates in time though, the chocolate oak is woven through the palate and the beauty is the length - it's a seriously long, with a flooding firmness that always marks out the best Clare reds (like Wendouree). This should live for 30 years, and though the price is steep ($200 when it's released later in the year apparently) it will be a very safe drinking investment. Very serious and even surprisingly drinkable, despite the ripping tannins.

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  • Luxury
    The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 201296/100

    Advertiser, July 2015

    Labelled as an ôexceptional parcelö release, the grapes that have made their way into this are stars, releasing deep, deep black berry and cool mint aromas thatÆll have your nose unable to leave the glass. All that delicious black fruit stays right with you, intricately woven with fine oak elements in a beautifully structured and assuredly balanced wine, immensely drinkable now and for years to come. Elite, fine wine at its most glorious.

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  • The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine, August 2015

    The Visionary is only produced in extremely limited volumes from exceptional vintages and represents the utmost refinement of Clare Valley cabernet sauvignon.

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  • Clare Valley and surrounding regions
    The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 20123.5 stars

    Winestate, August 2015

    Clare Valley and surrounding regions
    Ripe, powerful and generous with minty aromas and great length of some very minty flavours with fine grained tannins.

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  • The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    Vines Magazine (InterVin), November 2015

    This is crammed with mint and cassis the nose, with much of the same on the palate. Well balanced fruit and oak with gripping tannins. An impressive monster red that will benefit with time in bottle.

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  • Wine Review: Taylors Pioneer Shiraz and Visionary Cabernet
    The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 201293/100

    Isaac Baker, The Terroirist, November 2015

    Wine Review: Taylors Pioneer Shiraz and Visionary Cabernet
    Medium purple color. Aromatically slugging, with deep red and black currants and tart plums, but with air more reserved and elegant notes come out, tobacco, eucalyptus, mint, sweet violets, pickle, white pepper. Seriously complex sniffing. On the palate, this shows a firm tannic structure, some medium acid. Tart black currants and dark plums, the fruit has crunchy skins but lots of ooze on the inside. Complex secondary notes of tar, charcoal, wet forest, mint, white pepper, clove, roasted chestnut and dark roast coffee. Crazy complex but the elements unravel beautifully on the palate. The oak signature is written in thick pen, but it has enough other elements going for it. A burly wine that will improve for ten years and hold for longer, but itÆs quite a thing to taste the power right now.

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  • The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 201293/100

    Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel, February 2016

    Green floral spice and oak on the nose; smooth and lush with sweet, ripe fruit and spice; supple, rich and long.

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  • MIxed case: Excellent reds for Valentine's Day
    The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    Marc Hinton, Enobytes, February 2016

    MIxed case: Excellent reds for Valentine's Day
    Oh what a shame to have consumed this masterpiece so young. The wine is brilliant, itÆs tightly wrapped core of fruit and other delightful flavors will unfold beautifully given time. A must have for your bucket list of æWines to drink before I die!Æ A rare treat.

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  • Australia Rediscovers its Mojo
    The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 201292/100

    Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2016

    Australia Rediscovers its Mojo
    (fermented and aged for 24 months in one-third new French oak barrels): Bright purple. Deep smoke- and spice-accented dark berry, cherry and vanilla scents show excellent clarity and vivacity. Juicy, seamless and focused on the palate, offering intense blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors lifted and braced by a jolt of minerality. Shows wonderful balance and precision, with pure black and blue fruit flavors hanging on tenaciously on the finish. With a pH of 3.57 and 14.1% alcohol, this wine is analytically similar to many classic Medoc wines.

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  • Insider: Australia
    The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 201291/100 Outstanding

    MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator, March 2016

    Insider: Australia
    An appealing roasted red pepper note adds dimension to the cherry and plum flavors, with a savory edge and spicy tobacco accents. Juicy and velvety on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2030.

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  • Star Listings
    The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 20125 Stars

    Ronn Weigand MW, MS, Restaurant Wine, May 2016

    Star Listings
    Screw cap. Superb: fleshy, very concentrated in flavor, and full bodied, this is a fairly powerful, young wine that is very long on the palate, and tannic and persistent on the finish, tasting of cassis, eucalyptus mint, vanilla, tobacco, black cherry, and blackberry. Terrific. Warrants aging. Produced from the best fruit from the family's Auburn estate. Aged 26 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. 14% [2019-2028]

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  • Taylors The Visionary 2012
    The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 201293/100

    Angus Hughson, Wine Genius, June 2016

    Taylors The Visionary 2012
    Bright, powerful and deep leafy cassis and blackberry fruits with sweet new French oak in tow. A very deep, brooding and masculine style in the mouth with lush fruit of significant power, chewy tannins plus a long and mouth filling finish.

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