Jaraman

Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Generous ripe fruit flavours of the Clare Valley are balanced with elegant, fine tannins, lifted mint character and velvety finish of the Coonawarra.

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Region Clare Valley 64% / Coonawarra 36%
Colour At release, the wine has a deep ruby red colour to the centre with a youthful purple hue to the edges.
Nose There are lifted aromas of dark blackcurrant fruit along with subtle choc-mint and a hint of eucalypt.
Palate This is a full-bodied, complete wine with smooth silky tannins across the palate. Ripe flavours of blackcurrant and cassis abound, followed by subtle secondary French oak characters of cedar and spice. The tannins are fine and elegant and the finish is long and persistent.
Vintage Conditions Vintage 2009 was near on perfect in the Clare Valley. It was characterized by optimal growing conditions and soil moisture levels near full capacity due to the welcome winter rains. Mild weather continued during December and January, gradually warming to the point where we experienced a severe heat-wave. Thankfully the vines had not yet begun veraison, so in the heat, they simply shut down for a few days. Strong canopies protected the fruit and mature leaves withstood the high temperatures. Fortunately, when the heat subsided the region experienced perfect ripening weather with mild days and cool nights. The wines from vintage 2009 are exceptionally well balanced; showing rich, varietal fruit flavours. In the Coonawarra, winter rainfall in the lead up was average, giving good soil moisture levels for budburst in early spring. Conditions during spring were dry with minimal frost and no disease pressures allowing for excellent vine canopy development. The vines resilience was tested in January with four consecutive days of record hot temperatures; however, the healthy canopies shielded most varieties from any major damage. Vintage temperatures were slightly below average providing a long slow ripening period for the reds.
Oak Maturation The wine was matured in French oak barrels (10% 1 year old, 90% a combination of 1 and 2 year old) for a period of 12 months before being bottled.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 14.5
Acid: 6.4
Residual Sugar: 0.65
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Full
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2011
  • Femmes et Vin du Monde Concours International
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  • 2010
  • Royal Melbourne Wine Show
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  • International Wine Challenge
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  • Japan Wine Challenge
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  • International Wine & Spirit Competition
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  • New Zealand International Wine Competition
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  • Sydney Royal Wine Show
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  • James Halliday, James Halliday Wine Companion

    Jan 2011
    94
    A 64/36 percent blend that has good colour and an aromatic fruit-driven bouquet with a mix of juicy and more savoury black and red fruits on the medium-bodied palate; the tannins are fine and ripe, and sustain the finish.
  • Mike Frost, Courier Mail

    Sep 2021
    92/100
    This blend of cabernet from the Clare Valley and Coonawarra shows rich blackcurrant and cassis on the nose and palate, with a dash of mint, fine oak and fine firm tannins on the finish. Enjoy it over the next five years or more with roast leg of lamb.
  • Mike Frost, Courier Mail

    Jan 2011
    92/100
    This blend of cabernet from the Clare Valley and Coonawarra shows rich blackcurrant and cassis on the nose and palate, with a dash of mint, fine oak and fine firm tannins on the finish. Enjoy it over the next five years or more with roast leg of lamb.
  • , Coffs Coast Advocate

    Sep 2021
    90/100
    Splendid cab sav from the Clare Valley. Elegant red with intense fruit flavours of cherry with hints of mint and cedar.
  • , Coffs Coast Advocate

    Jan 2011
    90/100
    Splendid cab sav from the Clare Valley. Elegant red with intense fruit flavours of cherry with hints of mint and cedar.
  • , Cracka Wines

    Nov 2021
    70/100
    Taylors continue to turn out exceptional wines the way they have for over forty years and the Jaraman range is a tale of two terroirs, fusing two regions to make one exceptional wine. This Cabernet is the result of blending fruit from Coonawarra and the Clare Valley and shows the best of the terra rossa soil that inhabits these areas. You
  • , Cracka Wines

    Jan 2011
    70/100
    Taylors continue to turn out exceptional wines the way they have for over forty years and the Jaraman range is a tale of two terroirs, fusing two regions to make one exceptional wine. This Cabernet is the result of blending fruit from Coonawarra and the Clare Valley and shows the best of the terra rossa soil that inhabits these areas. You’ll find cassis and dried herbs, mint and cigar box. The palate is a generous with black fruits, silky tannins as well as some cedary spice from the French oak. This is elegance personified and would only be improved with some chargrilled lamb.
  • Don Kavanaugh, Hospitality New Zealand

    Jan 2012
    This blend of fruit from Clare Valley and Coonawarra is an almost perfect expression of cabernet. A warm nose packed with cassis, mint and violets. On the palate it's even more pronounced with an added touch of cherry to the mix. Warm, approachable and very elegant, a lovely wine.
  • , M2 Magazine

    Jan 2012
    The Jaraman wines are created from the fusion of excellent parcels of fruit from two iconic wine regions in Clare Valley & Coonawarra. Brooding in the glass - this wine is old beyond its years. While most will expect a bold, powerful wine, this has a little bit of everything, soft supple texture, with underlying blackcurrant and cassis notes on the palate. An exceptional wine...
  • Dave Campbell, M2 Magazine

    Jan 2012
    While the size and scale of the Australian wine industry makes it a major player in producing large volume value brands, the Taylors Jaraman wines are quality focussed, created from the fusion of two iconic wine regions, the Clare Valley and Coonawarra. Brooding in the glass - the 09 is old beyond its years with underlying black currant and dark cherry notes on the palate. Recently released, the 2010 vintage is a bigger wine again and while drinking well now, a few years will give it added depth and complexity. This is the Cabernet Sauvignon to look out for...
  • , Illawarra Mercury

    Aug 2021
    Taylors has had huge success with its Jaraman philosophy which brings together fruit from different regions, like this outstanding cabernet which is a blend of Clare Valley (64 per cent) and Coonawarra (36 per cent) grapes. It's beautifully textured, rich and intense with layers of black and red fruit, integrated spice, choc-mint characters, cleverly oaked, nicely poised, silky tannins. Drink with lamb shanks.
  • , Illawarra Mercury

    Jan 2011
    Taylors has had huge success with its Jaraman philosophy which brings together fruit from different regions, like this outstanding cabernet which is a blend of Clare Valley (64 per cent) and Coonawarra (36 per cent) grapes. It's beautifully textured, rich and intense with layers of black and red fruit, integrated spice, choc-mint characters, cleverly oaked, nicely poised, silky tannins. Drink with lamb shanks.