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Jaraman

Grenache 2018

Juicy red fruit flavours from the McLaren Vale are balanced with depth from the Barossa Valley.  This is a lighter style red wine with flavours of raspberry and strawberry along with hints of cinnamon spice.

Member Price
$28.80
$172.80 / case
Standard Price
$32.00
$192.00 / case
More Information
Region McLaren Vale + Barossa Valley
Colour At release, the wine has a crimson red colour with dark rose hue to the edge.
Nose There is an enticing perfume of black cherry and raspberry along with hints of white pepper and underlying Christmas spice.
Palate This is a juicy, medium-bodied wine with flavours of raspberry, white pepper and earthy spice. Lingering fine tannins provide a sensation almost akin to spicy dried ginger on the back palate. The finish is both graceful and delectable.
Vintage Conditions In McLaren Vale, the 2018 vintage is being touted as producing wines of excellent quality. The previous wet season set the vines up to be lush and healthy through the early part of this season and that boded well as the conditions throughout summer and into vintage were unusually dry. Favourable conditions ensued leading to perfect mild days and cool nights, perfect for harvest.
In the Barossa Valley, the growing season started off well, with higher than average winter rainfall, however, spring rainfall was below average and the dry weather continued into December although flowering and fruit set progressed well. January and February were warm and dry again, with very warm temperatures in February slowing down the pace of ripening. With summer rainfall down on average, growers with access to water, soil moisture monitoring, good irrigation management and healthy soils experienced less vine stress and subsequently delivered excellent quality fruit with wonderful flavour development.
Oak Maturation Older American oak barrels were selected and the wine matured for only 11 months in barrel to preserve the wonderful fruit profile and medium bodied nature of the wine.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a medium term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 14.5
Acid: 5.88
PH: 3.50
Residual Sugar: 0.50
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Light
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2020
  • Gilbert & Gaillard International -Guides Des Vin
  • Gold
  • 2020
  • Wine Showcase Magazine New Release Tasting
  • Gold
  • 2020
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge
  • Gold
  • 2020
  • Stellar Cellar Selection BTI
  • Silver
  • 2020
  • International Wine Challenge Tranche 2
  • Silver
  • 2020
  • James Halliday Grenache Challenge
  • Bronze
  • 2020
  • Winepilot Grenache Shootout
  • Bronze
  • Angus Hughson, Winepilot

    Jan 2020
    93 Points
    In the biggest change to hit the Jaraman range for years Taylors have launched a Grenache. But it’s not just any Grenache – it is a mix of fruit from McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley. And after tasting it I reckon they have got some fairly serious old vine vineyards in on the act as it is a classy first release. It is classic open knit, ready for business Grenache and immediately appealing with generous dark and red fruits plus a touch of spice and baked earth. In the mouth it is full-bodied, but not heavy, with concentrated fleshy fruit and silky tannins plus a lingering finish. Taylors fans will be pleased.
  • Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

    Jan 2020
    93 Points
    It’s the least well-known of the Jaramans but it’s also the best. This is a beautiful drink. Jubey, earthen, firm of tannin and confident throughout. You’re in good hands here. Redcurrant and fragrant herbs, a touch of cloves, modest oak. Peppermint aromatics work well. Can’t fault it. It’s delicious.
  • Huon Hooke, The Real Review

    Jan 2020
    92 Points
    Medium red colour with a good purple tinge. The bouquet is sweetly plummy and earthy, faintly spicy too, the palate is plush and sweet, full-bodied and layered, with a firm and dry backing of tannin. A big, bold wine with soft tannins belying its ample body. It has abundant character that maintains interest to the last.
  • Stuart Robinson, Vinsomniac

    Jan 2020
    91 Points
    Succulent red berry fruits married to a deeper manifestation of the same. Earth and spiced hints - think cinnamon, Dutch liquorice and touches of clove - giving depth and length. More in the traditional Barossan mould, despite the presence of the softer, fruitier McLaren Vale elements. It's a solid, approachable Grenache, sure to have broad appeal.
  • Regan Drew, Vino Notebook

    Jan 2020
    18.75 / 20
    Taylors introduce Grenache into the Jaraman range, sourced from the two premium South Australian regions of McLaren Vale and the Barossa Valley. Only older American oak barrels used for maturation. The counterpoint between the two regions dances through nose: Peppery herbal spice from the Barossa with jubey raspberry and strawberry red fruit from the McLaren Vale, attractive and cheeky. Silky and handsome, brightness and richness. The tannins feel a little chalky and sandy, but still run fine. A juicy, quality and harmonious release.
  • Travis Schultz, Sunshine Coast Daily

    Jan 2020
    The big winner was the Taylors Jaraman Grenache 2018. It's slightly more expensive at just over the $30 barrier, but has juicy bold red fruits with abundant strawberry, raspberry and a spicy cinnamon jubiness. Such is the forwardness of the fruit that you hardly notice the fine tannins on the finish. It's graceful, stylish and offers terrific value at the price point. Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so too is value judged by the palate of the individual consumer. But for this buyer of Aussie wines, the Jaraman range is up there with some of the best value-for-money offerings going around.
  • Des Houghton, The Courier Mail/The Sunday Mail

    Jan 2020
    Taylors Wines Jaraman Grenache 2018 brings together the ripe juicy grape characters of McLaren Vale with a richly textured "backbone" of Barossa Valley fruit flavours. There are bright red fruit flavours and subtle spice. The new grenache completes the highly-awarded Jaraman collection, which also includes the Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, Jaraman Shiraz 2018, Jaraman Pinot Noir 2017 (all $30), and Jaraman Chardonnay 2018 ($25). In February, the Chardonnay was named best Australian white wine exhibited at the Mundus Vini Grand International Wine Awards.