Taylor Made

Shiraz 2015

This wine displays rich, berry-laden, dark chocolate characters underpinned by a hint of sweet leather.

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Region Clare Valley
Colour At release, the wine has a concentrated dark purple colour with a deep violet hue to the edges.
Nose There are lifted dark cherry and black plum aromas along with subtle dusty spice, dried rose petals and rich polished leather overtones.
Palate This is a rich wine with berry-laden, dark chocolate characters underpinned by a hint of sweet leather. The oak maturation brings depth and length to the palate with a lovely tannin line. The wine is very well balanced with well integrated oak and the finish is persistent and imminently enjoyable
Oak Maturation French oak was employed for its ability to deliver a degree of elegance and length to the palate. The wine was matured for 20 months in fine-grained French oak before being blended, filtered and bottled.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a medium term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 14.5
Acid: 6.98
Residual Sugar: 0.99
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Full
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2018
  • China Wine & Spirit Awards
  • Trophy
  • 2018
  • VINUS International Wine and Spirits Competition
  • Double Gold
  • 2018
  • China Wine & Spirit Awards
  • Double Gold
  • 2018
  • International Wine and Spirit Competition
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • New Zealand International Wine Show
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • MUNDUS VINI International Wine Awards
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Japan Wine Challenge
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • La Mujer Elige "Woman Chooses"
  • Gold
  • 2018
  • Decanter Asia Wine Awards
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • The Global Syrah Masters
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Silver
  • 2018
  • Asia International Wine Competition
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • Royal Hobart Wine Show
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • Perth Royal Wine Show
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • Wine & Barrel Alliances-Du-Monde Concours International
  • Bronze
  • 2018
  • Great Australian Shiraz Challenge
  • Bronze
  • Raymond Chan, Raymond Chan Wine Review

    Dec 2018
    18.5 Points
    Dark, deep, black-hued purple-ruby colour, a little lighter on the rim, youthful in appearance. The nose is softly full with good depth and intensity of ripe blackberry fruit with notes of boysenberries and black plums along with subtle nuances of spice, minerals, eucalypt and oak vanillins. This aromatics retain a degree of elegance and proportion. Medium-full bodied, the palate has a rounded, but concentrated core of sweetly ripe blackberry fruit with boysenberry and black plum flavours along with notes of spice, oak vanillins and black earth elements. The fruit sweetness and succulence is underlined by fine-grained tannin structure that lends a guiding, textured line. The acidity is soft and integrated, and the wine carries to a long and sustained finish. This is a sweetly ripe, concentrated and succulent Malbec with blackberry and plummy fruit along with oak lift and a fine-textured palate. Match with roasted red meat dishes and semi-hard cheeses over the next 5+ years. 100% Malbec from two contract growers, fermented to 13.69% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 20% new American oak barrels.
  • Michael Cooper, North & South Magazine

    Jun 2019
    If you like powerful Aussie reds, this is for you. Matured for 20 months in American and French oak barrels, it is dark and robust (15.7% alc/vol) with rich, vibrant flavours of dark fruits, licorice and spices. Delicious drinking, both now and onwards.
  • Mark Henderson, Otago Daily Times

    Mar 2019
    Sweeter fruited nose with berry compote, blackcurrant and leaf. Noticeably sweeter fruited palate with red fruits, spice vanilla and mint. Supple in the mouth yet there’s tannin structure there. Time sees the sweetness on the nose diminish, while a confectionery/candy floss element grows on the palate. Classic Aussie summer sunshine in a glass.