Taylors Estate Shiraz 2015

Okay. The 2014 vintage of this wine won a ridonkulous amount of bling for the mantlepiece. Including, but not limited to:

Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2015 Trophy – Graphic Labels & Packaging Trophy 1st place
Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2015 Trophy – Seguin Moreau Best under $25.00
Perth Royal Wine Show 2015 Trophy – Waterford Wedgwood (Best Shiraz)

Add more gold than if you drained Lake Titicaca before the Conquistadors got there….and Taylors’ have a serious wine show weapon for not a large amount of cash. Does the 2015 also stack up?

Taylors Estate, Shiraz, Clare Valley, 2015

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Delicous darker, savoury aromoas of just ignited woodfire, roasting chicken (with the skin on) all covered in thyme. There’s cracked black pepper, soft jubey black raspberry and subtle vanilla slice from the American oak. Thoughtful dark blackberry and plum flavours beckon, before creamy/smooth/sweet oak wraps it up. Tannins are a little blocky signalling a medium term of cellaring could be possible, whilst juicy acids get the saliva moving drinking ready for any night of the week. Not sure it will reap the same rewards as the 2014, but still very good, especially for the price.

RRP: $20

Alc: 14%

Wine sample courtesy of Taylors Wines and Liquid Ideas

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