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Friday, 25 May 2012

Taylor's Winter Red Releases

Reviews of the Taylor's Winter Reds releases across the Estate range and the cross-regional Jaraman range.

Taylor's Estate Pinot Noir 2011: Screwcap, $18.95, 14%
Fruit sourced from South Australia and Western Australia.  Hints of cherry with aromatics otherwise somewhat muted.  Palate fairly clean, hints of red fruit.  But it's all suggestion, not substance.  Touch of group/ tannin.  85 - Average

Taylor's Estate Merlot 2010: Screwcap, $18.95, 14.5%
Clare Valley fruit.  A hint of plum, little else to entice.  More to offer on the palate, bit of tannic grip: some leafy, fruit elements present here.  Modicum of spice carried by loose tannin.  86 - Average

Taylor's Jaraman Shiraz 2010: Screwcap, $29.95, 14.5%
The Taylor's Jaraman range showcases cross-regional blending, in this case a mix of Clare and McLaren Vale.  Not one for the terroirists - though regional input is present.  Sweet cherry, blackcurrant and polished oak.  Smooth, sweet fruited mix with a punch of liquorice toward the back end, augmented by some fine-grained tannin.  88 - Good

Taylor's Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon 2010: Screwcap, $29.95, 14.5%
Mix of Clare and Coonawarra Cabernets.  The latter evident with a hint of Eucalypt.  Leafy Cabernet notes, clean plate with cherry cola and cassis.  Grainy tannin, faint hint of cedar and bay.  Moderate length, carrying some flavour through.  88/89 - Good

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