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Estate Label

Shiraz 2018

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.

Member Price
$18.70
$112.20 / case
Standard Price
$22.00
$132.00 / case
More Information
Previous Vintages 2017
Region Clare Valley
Colour At release, the wine is a dark red colour with ruby red hues.
Nose The wine has an enticing, lifted aroma of plum, blackcurrant and dark cherry fruits along with a bouquet of subtle mocha and a touch of oak derived spice.
Palate The palate is plump & generous with ripe fruit characters of plum and blackberry. Mocha coffee and subtle spice from oak maturation balance the fruit flavours. The wine is medium to full-bodied with a fleshy mid-palate and supple tannin structure. It is a well balanced wine with great texture, good length and enjoyable fruit on the finish.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a medium term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 14.5
Acid: 6.29
Residual Sugar: 0.5
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Full
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2019
  • Sydney International Wine Competition 2020
  • Top 100
  • 2020
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value
  • Double Gold
  • 2019
  • Tasters Guild Wine Lovers International Consumer Wine Judging
  • Double Gold
  • 2019
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • New Zealand International Wine Show
  • Gold
  • 2020
  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • The Global Syrah Masters
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • World Value Wine Challenge BTI
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • The Asian Syrah Masters
  • Gold
  • 2020
  • Selections Mondial Des Vins CANADA
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • New World Wine Awards
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • Clare Valley Wine Show
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • Sydney International Wine Competition 2020
  • Blue Gold
  • 2020
  • New York International Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • Millennial Award Show
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2020
  • Syrah du Monde
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • Wine Showcase Magazine New Release Tasting
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • Royal Adelaide Wine Show
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • Womens Wine & Spirits Awards
  • Silver
  • 2019
  • Dan Berger International Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2020
  • Paris Wine Cup
  • Silver
  • 2020
  • London Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2020
  • New World Wine Awards
  • Bronze
  • 2019
  • Wine Luxe International Wine Awards
  • Bronze
  • 2020
  • London Wine Competition
  • Bronze
  • 2019
  • Perth Royal Wine Show
  • Bronze
  • 2019
  • Royal Hobart International Wine Show
  • Bronze
  • 2019
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition
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  • 2019
  • International Wine Challenge Tranche 1
  • Bronze
  • Vic Harradine, Wine Current

    Jul 2021
    93 Points
    Aromas of black cherry, berry and plum intertwine with baking spice and cocoa on the nose of this value-packed shiraz. It spreads over the palate creamy smooth and medium-plus bodied while unleashing a gusher of fruit-forward flavour of ripe mulberry, black plum and ripe Bing cherry adorned with balancing tang and a boatload of pizzazz. It showcases persistent purity of fruit, is balanced on a pin and sports a dry, delectable finish with palate replays plus a hint of cassis and dark, bittersweet chocolate. Pour with friends and slow-cooked lamb shoulder or grilled rack of lamb. Pick up a few and drink over the next seven or eight years.
  • Vic Harradine, Wine Current

    Feb 2020
    93 Points
    Aromas of black cherry, berry and plum intertwine with baking spice and cocoa on the nose of this value-laden shiraz. It spreads over the palate creamy smooth and medium-plus bodied while unleashing a gusher of fruit-forward flavour of ripe mulberry, black plum and ripe Bing cherry adorned with balancing tang and a boatload of pizzazz. It showcases persistent purity of fruit, is balanced on a pin and sports a dry, delectable finish with palate replays plus a hint of cassis and dark, bittersweet chocolate. Pour with friends and slow-cooked lamb shoulder or grilled rack of lamb.
  • Natalie Maclean, nataliemaclean.com

    Sep 2020
    91 Points
    A generous, full-bodied, smooth and savoury Australian Shiraz from the cool climate of the Clare Valley. Aromas of ripe fleshy black plums. Terrific value. Absolutely delicious. Pair with grilled steak and hamburgers.
  • Ned Goodwin MW, James Halliday Wine Companion

    Aug 2020
    90 Points (Special Value)
    The standout of this tier (with the Tempranillo), simply because of the integration between oak artefact, acidity and fruit ripeness. Rich, sure, but the wine boasts a sheen of glossy floral scents, blueberry, bitter chocolate and spice. It all works well. The sort of wine Australia made its reputation on.
  • Cam Douglas MS, camdouglasms.com

    Dec 2020
    90 Points
    A core of dark red berry fruits with aromas of clove and vanilla, brown sugar and toasty wood. Just dry on the palate with a core of fruit with flavours of boysenberry and black currant syrup, violets and toasty wood with dark baking spices. Fine wood tannins and medium acidity with a soft creamy and smooth texture, warming alcohol and balanced even finish. Well made and ready to drink upon purchase and through 2023+.
  • Stuart Robinson, The Vinsomniac

    Sep 2019
    90 Points
    The... Estate range has been in rather good form of late, blending succulent blue fruit with a savoury mien backing this up. Exuding the air of cooler climes, with a suggestive pitch of oak framing things up. Seasoning, blue fruit, hints of white pepper - all aiding and abetting length. Subtle structure. Whilst aimed at drinking now, will happily cellar in the short term.
  • Nick Butler, The Real Review

    Oct 2019
    90 Points
    Red and black berries, red and black licorice, medium-weight and just-ripe aromatics. The palate shows more sweetness and generosity. Built to be enjoyed now - sweetness is charming. A crowd-pleaser.
  • Ray Jordan, West Australian Newspaper

    Jun 2020
    90 Points
    This is a quality wine from a good vintage. The folk at Taylor family winemakers really know how to put together great value for money wines from their Clare Valley headquarters, and this plum and punchy number delivers all you want in this price range. Great wine for winter drinking.
  • Ray Jordan, The West Australian

    Jun 2020
    90 Points
    This is a quality wine from a good vintage. The folk at the Taylor family really know how to put together great value for money wines from their Clare Valley headquarters, and this plum and punchy number delivers all you want in this price range. Great wine for winter drinking.
  • Ray Jordan, The West Australian

    Jul 2020
    90 Points
    Effortless and stylish cabernet delivered with great value. Smooth palate of mulberry and blackcurrant with a seamless oak addition to work with the chalky fine tannins. Neat little wines this.
  • Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review

    Oct 2019
    89 Points
    Moderately dense shiraz with plum jam, vanilla, raspberry and subtle spicy flavours. Soft, rich and ready to drink.
  • Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

    Nov 2019
    88 Points
    The label design has been tweaked slightly (not shown here) but the quality/style remains the same. Sweet fruit, simple in general, well balanced and easy to drink. Clean. Berries and more berries with cloves and toast. No great shakes but it goes all right. Sweet mid palate is key.
  • Michael Pinkus, Luxe Magazine

    Nov 2020
    4 Stars
    Mainly American oak used in the making of this wine so there is lots of vanilla, dark fruit, dark berries and good spice; the tannins are non-aggressive and show finesse and elegance, not just power and alcohol.
  • Regan Drew, Vino Notebook

    Dec 2019
    17/20
    Comes with the fancy temperature gauge advising if the wine is too cold, just right or too warm with a 6 degree spectrum. New label looks good without losing the connection to the old. 12 months maturation in old American oak. Winemaker is Adam Eggins. Plenty of plum, cherry and crushed herb leaf nose with bitter char and sweet milk choc/mocha. Spot on medium bodied with darker, savoury stalky elements supporting the rich plum fruit with sweet oak. Straight down the line with fine, easy tannins. Reliable and doesn’t fail to deliver.
  • Travis Schultz, Sunshine Coast Daily

    Dec 2019
    The Estate Label shiraz has long been one of the country's best-selling wines, domestically and abroad. The 2018 vintage has recently been released and is showing the quality you'd expect from an exceptional season. The 2018 vintage started off cooler than normal and was dry, frost-free and without any of the heatwaves that can be damaging to outcomes in the winery. On the nose, there is a hint of licorice and forest floor. Swirl the glass and take a second whiff and the sweetness and spice of the American oak exposure is immediately apparent and soon followed by ripe plums, blackcurrants and a hint of chocolate through the middle. There's a delightful texture on the palate and a delicate balance between fruit and tannin as the cassis and mint characters appear on the finish. What really makes the Taylor family shiraz stand out is that despite the fruit being plump and ripe, the red berries don't overwhelm the spice, acid and tannin that make for a classically Clare shiraz. Approachable yet cellar-worthy, fruit forward though restrained, the 2018 vintage of the Taylor family Estate label shiraz continues to set the benchmark for red wines...
  • Vic Harradine, Winecurrent

    Aug 2020
    (Exceptional Value) Aromas of black cherry, berry and plum intertwine with baking spice and cocoa on the nose of this value-laden shiraz. It spreads over the palate creamy smooth and medium-plus bodied while unleashing a gusher of fruit-forward flavour of ripe mulberry, black plum and ripe Bing cherry adorned with balancing tang and a boatload of pizzazz. It showcases persistent purity of fruit, is balanced on a pin and sports a dry, delectable finish with palate replays plus a hint of cassis and dark, bittersweet chocolate. Pour with ‘bubble’ friends and slow-cooked lamb shoulder or grilled rack of lamb.