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Monday 19 December 2011

Taylor's Estate Shiraz 2009

Second of two Taylor's (for some reason they shun the possessive form of the family name) wines tasted.  Thought this much better quality and at $10 less than the Jaraman Cabernet.

Initially opened a touch reductive before revealing an array of black fruited goodness: cassis, blackberry and black cherry.  Thick, rich and full bodied - but not sickly sweet.  Some fruit sweetness is present but with a follow through of more savoury elements - tobacco and leather - providing added interest.

Finish is decent with some good length, defined by this rather pleasant mix of blackcurrant and leather, an element of licorice thrown in too.  Structure and balance at $20 - seek it out at a good local independent store and you'll likely pick it up a little cheaper too.

Source: Sample
Price: $20
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Screwcap

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