Jaraman

Shiraz 2015

The luscious elegance of the Clare Valley fruit marries superbly with the slightly peppery fruit from McLaren Vale.

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Region Clare Valley 57% / McLaren Vale 43%
Colour At release, the wine has a deep cerise red colour to the centre with a vibrant purple hue to the edges
Nose There are lifted aromas of red berry and cherry fruit along with subtle black olive and spice.
Vintage Conditions The season leading up to vintage 2015 in the Clare had high rainfall at 14% above the long term average. August was the driest ever recorded and conducive to frost. The first budburst was in late August which is relatively normal. Rainfall in spring was well below average and it was warm & windy causing higher evapotranspiration (water loss). Despite irrigation efforts it still had a detrimental impact on flowering. January was mild with 55mm of rain in the 2nd week. This rainfall had excellent timing as veraison hadn't started, hence very little splitting. The Shiraz responded well to the rainfall for yield & quality. In McLaren Vale, the 2014/15 season was notable for months of no rainfall. The region had an average winter rainfall, although it fell in a strange pattern. June-July were wetter than average, but no significant rainfall in August. Late August had cold nights, delaying budburst. Spring had the lowest rainfall recorded in the last 20 yrs. Flowering began early & whilst weather was warm, winds were mild achieving good berry. December had low rainfall & it was cooler than normal in January. Temperatures increased in February to above average. Harvesting was very compressed & completed early in just over 7 weeks. Winemakers reported strong regional characters with Shiraz standing out again as a variety that fares well in dry seasons.
Oak Maturation The wine was matured in a mixture of American oak hogshead & barrique barrels (30% 1 year old, 70% 2-3 year old) for 10 - 12 months before being fined, filtered & bottled
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 14.5
Acid: 7.18
Residual Sugar: 1.5
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Full
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
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  • Robert Lublin, Drink Hacker

    Jan 2017
    A-
    South Australia is renowned for Shiraz, and Taylors Jaraman Shiraz is a fine example of it. The wine pours a deep, dark purple. The nose is reserved, presenting subtle aromas of wild berries and pepper. The palate is much more assertive, offering lush blueberry and black cherry along with black pepper, some dusty chocolate, and medium tannins. The wine is fruity but completely dry, and the finish is long and enjoyable. This wine drinks fine by itself but really shines with food.
  • James Halliday, James Halliday Wine Companion

    Jan 2017
    95/100
    Deep crimson-purple; all the synergy hoped for by the winemaker has been achieved. This is as complex as it is full-bodied, with an inky black fruit bouquet, the palate filled to overflowing with black fruits, spice, licorice and dark chocolate all contributing. Has the X-factor, especially if it is given 10+ years in the bottle. Great value too.
  • Natalie MacLean, Natalie MacLean

    Jan 2017
    93/100
    Dark chocolate and sweet black fleshy plums on the nose with a pleasant zing of acidity mid-palate for lots of dishes from tangy meat sauces to grilled meats. More black fruit and mouth-filling roundness. A consistently good producer at fair prices for the quality. Highly recommended.
  • Rich Cook, WineReviewOnline

    Jan 2017
    93/100
    I reviewed this wine in February of this year, and I'd say some bottle rest has improved the wine from the 91 point score I assigned it then. The mint and menthol have integrated nicely, allowing the rich fruit a little more of the stage. Time… never underestimate its power. A Platinum Award Winner at the 2017 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition.
  • , Tastings.com

    Jan 2016
    92/100 GOLD
    Violet color. Toasty aromas and flavors of butterscotch, toffee, and berry pie crust with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-long spiced orange, pomegranate, and menthol and eucalyptus finish with chewy, crunchy tannins and moderate oak. A delicious, savory and herbal shiraz with lots of appeal
  • Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel Magazine

    Jan 2017
    92/100
    Exemplary Shiraz. Mature blackberry and cherry fruit with notes of spice and vanilla oak.
  • Rich Cook, Wine Review Online

    Jan 2017
    91/100
    A very solid expression of Shiraz, starting out with aromas of fresh mint, menthol and black cherry in front of a backdrop of leaf and olive. The palate is bold and well-integrated, delivering the nose elements and bringing the fruit center stage. Moderate grip carries the fruit through the finish while keeping the other elements in play. Nicely complex Shiraz at this price point.
  • Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media

    Jan 2017
    91/100
    Bright purple. Dark berries, licorice, mocha and black pepper on the fragrant nose. Supple and smooth in the mouth, offering fresh blueberry and blackberry fruit complicated by touches of coconut and vanilla. Smoothly blends depth and energy and finishes very long, displaying gentle sweetness and youthful, building tannins.
  • Michael Vaughan, Vintage Assessments

    Jan 2017
    90/100 Best Buy
    Extremely deep intense purple colour. Slightly spicy, ripe black cherry puree nose with some cedary sandal- wood notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, dense, harmonious, nicely structured, slightly spicy, ripe plum-cherry puree flavours with a lingering, bright finish with lots of cedary notes
  • , International Wine Review

    Jan 2017
    90/100
    The Jaraman Shiraz is a blend of fruit from two regions, Clare Valley and McLaren Vale. The wine shows dark berry fruit with attractive spice notes. It has a savory character that makes it a good pairing for beef or lamb dishes.
  • Tony Aspler, Vintage Assessments

    Jan 2017
    89.5/100 Best Buy
    Spicy, cedary, herbal nose of black fruits; full-bodied, dry, richly extracted, savoury blackberryand cherry flavours with ripe tannins.
  • MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator

    Jan 2017
    88/100 Very Good
    Thick and dense, with blackberry and licorice notes that are vibrant and juicy, adding accents of cedar and fresh mint on the finish. Drink now through 2030.
  • Sara d'Amato, WineAlign

    Jan 2017
    88/100
    A very fruity shiraz, ripe but alcohol is rather well absorbed by the cushion of black fruit on the palate. The tannins are quite mellow, making this both approachable and inviting. Warm finish. Oak treatment is restrained and integrated taking second stage to the wealth of fruit. Good concentration and length.
  • Vic Harradine, Wine Current

    Jan 2017
    5 stars
    Baking spice, dark cherry/berry fruit, sweet vanilla and sprigs of savory herb aromas leap from this stunning multi-region Shiraz. It’s rich, luscious, balanced and beautiful showcasing a dazzling array of ripe fruit flavour with mulberry, black plum and red cherry to the fore adorned with black pepper, dark bittersweet chocolate and hints of eucalyptus. There’s persistent purity of fruit, good structure, complexity and an incredibly long finish and aftertaste.
  • Vic Harradine, winecurrent.com

    Jan 2017
    5 stars
    Baking spice, dark cherry/berry fruit, sweet vanilla and sprigs of savory herb aromas leap from this stunning multi-region Shiraz. It’s rich, luscious, balanced and beautiful showcasing a dazzling array of ripe fruit flavour with mulberry, black plum and red cherry to the fore adorned with black pepper, dark bittersweet chocolate and hints of eucalyptus. There’s persistent purity of fruit, good structure, complexity and an incredibly long finish and aftertaste.
  • Chrstine and Trevor, Live Each Adventure

    Jan 2017
    4.8/5
    Anyone looking for a flavoursome, rich Aussie dry red wine might do well to take a peek at this offering from Taylors. Their Jaraman Shiraz does not disappoint and would pair well with a large number of foods. Using wines from both the Clare Valley and McLaren Vale wine areas, this Shiraz might well be one of the best wines you will taste this year. Dark purple in colour, it has ample berry and cherry fruitiness, while not being overbearing. As with most Shiraz, this wine can be enjoyed on its own or with a variety of food such as venison, irish stew, rack of lamb, brisket, and pasta. If you have a few spare dollars, this 2015 wine would be worthy of cellaring to see how it develops further.
  • Ronn Weigand MW, MS, Restaurant Wine

    Jan 2017
    4+ Stars
    The 2015 Jaraman is excellent: supple, full bodied, and both very ripe and somewhat oaky in flavor, it is a youthful, balanced wine with intense blackberry, cedar, tobacco, red licorice, plum jam, and dried fig aromas/flavors, and a smooth, long finish. Can be aged. 55% Clare Valley, 45% McClaren Vale.
  • Roger Jones, The Buyer

    Jan 2017
    Fresh and clean, savoury and bright, precise dark berries, easy drinking, fresh, blackberry and blueberry and gentle creamy coffee, vibrant.