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Masterstroke

Shiraz 2019

The wine has a mouth filling lusciousness, densely packed with generous plum and dark cherry fruit flavours along with subtle floral violet characters and a smack of vanilla underlying the opulent oak expression.

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$51.00
$306.00 / case
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$60.00
$360.00 / case
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  • Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot

    1 Jun 2021
    93 Points
    Deeply coloured… a dense and spicy palate with sweet fruits … quite a complex McLaren Vale style that will drink well...
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Region McLaren Vale
Colour At release, the wine is a deep purple, red.
Nose The wine displays enticing layers of red plum and black cherry and then mocha coffee and subtle vanilla and spice.
Palate The wine has a mouth filling lusciousness, densely packed with generous plum and dark cherry fruit flavours along with subtle floral violet characters and a smack of vanilla underlying the opulent oak expression.
Vintage Conditions In McLaren Vale, the conditions leading up to vintage 2019 were dry. These conditions, in combination with a hail event in November and hot weather in January and February resulted in both an overall reduction in harvest yields along with a corresponding increase in fruit flavour profile intensity.
Oak Maturation The wine was matured in a combination of new and older American oak barrels for a period of 6 months before being bottled.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 14.5
Acid: 6.33
PH: 3.54
Residual Sugar: 1.51
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Full
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2021
  • Gilbert & Gaillard International -Guides Des Vin
  • Great Gold
  • 2021
  • New York International Wine Competition
  • Double Gold
  • 2021
  • San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Catavinum World Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Monterey International Wine Competition
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Frankfurt International Wine Trophy
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • International Wine Awards
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • China Wine & Spirit Awards
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Mundus Vini International Wine Awards
  • Gold
  • Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot

    Jun 2021
    93 Points
    Taylors new Masterstroke is a distinct step in a new direction for this winery. Blending has always been a vital component of the Taylors DNA, bringing together parcels from various regions to make the best possible wine. But in recent years there has been increasing focus on single regions, first with St Andrews and then the Visionary, Pioneer and Legacy, all from the Clare Valley. For the Masterstroke series fruit has been sourced from Coonawarra (Cabernet Sauvignon), McLaren Vale (Shiraz) and then back to their traditional Clare Valley home for the classic Australian Cabernet Shiraz Blend. 2019 was a hot and dry vintage in McLaren Vale which in this wine has created a robust and chewy red. Deeply coloured, it shows brooding blackberry and blueberry fruits with some rocky and white pepper complexity topped by toasted coconut oak. That is followed by a dense and spicy palate with sweet fruits showing underlying power that continues through to a good finish with drying tannins. It is quite a complex McLaren Vale style that will drink well over the medium term.