Taylor Made

Malbec 2017

This Malbec is full of intense dark fruit characters, a hint of plum stone and spicy notes of black pepper create a wine that is full to medium-bodied with a smooth finish.

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Previous Vintages 2016
Region Clare Valley
Colour At release, the wine is a deep, dark red with purple hues.
Nose There are lifted dark berry and raspberry aromas along with subtle spice, black pepper and mocha overtones from the oak maturation.
Palate This is a lush, mouth filling wine with intense black cherry, plum, raspberry & some earthy undertones. The oak maturation brings attractive spice and mocha characters to the palate. The wine is medium to full-bodied with great balance, well integrated oak and the finish is persistent and imminently enjoyable.
Oak Maturation American oak was employed for its ability to deliver robust characters. After maturing in oak for a period of 10 months, the wine was blended, filtered and bottled.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a medium term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 13.5
Acid: 6.58
Residual Sugar: 0.7
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Medium
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2018
  • China Wine & Spirits Awards
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Mundus Vini International Wine Awards
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • awc Vienna International Wine Challenge
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • World Wine Championships
  • Gold
  • 2019
  • The Asian Malbec Masters
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Japan Wine Challenge
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Asia International Wine Competition
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Decanter Asia Wine Awards
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • New Zealand International Wine Show
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • Clare Valley Wine Show
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • San Francisco International Wine Competition
  • Bronze
  • Bob Campbell, The Real Review

    Jan 2018
    88 Points
    Sweet and simple malbec with ripe plum, vanilla, American oak, a touch of anise, spice and dried fruit flavours. A 'crowd pleasing' red.
  • Raymond Chan, Raymond Chan Wine Review

    Jan 2018
    18.0+
    Full, even, near impenetrable black-hued purple-ruby colour, a little lighter edged, youthful in appearance. The nose is full and voluminous with open and accessible, ripe fruit aromas of dark raspberries, blackberries and plums along with fragrant dark-red florals intermixed with black pepper, Asian spices and cedary oak suggestions. Medium-full bodied, the palate is broad, open and very approachable with flavours of dark raspberries, blackberries, plums entwined with Asian spices, notes of black pepper and some eucalyptus. The flavours are succulently sweet, and the fruit supported by moderately fine-grained tannin extraction and balanced acidity. Some underlying alcohol power is present, and the wine carries smoothly to an elegant finish. This is a very open and accessible, sweetly ripe Shiraz with dark raspberry, blackberry and plum flavours with some spice and pepper notes, smooth tannin extraction and some power. Match with grilled red meat dishes and Middle Eastern fare over the next 4-5+ years. 100% estate fruit Shiraz, fermented to 14.5% alc., the wine aged 20 months in 20% new American and French oak barrels.