Taylors Estate Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2018 $19.95 For aeons I’ve been a huge fan of Pinot Noir from the cool, inland Adelaide Hills region. It’s second-only to Tasmania for those soft, cherry-soaked. spice-sprinkled styles. And while this example from Taylors may not knock the socks off Pinot Noir connoisseurs, it’ll sure as heck appeal … Read More
Taylors Clare Valley Merlot 2018 $19.99 Smooth, plum-saturated and crammed with cherry and soft pepper and cocoa characters on the nose and palate, this is a warm, juicy, easy-like-sunday-morning red wine that will wow the crowds. South Australian merlot isn’t something we see a huge amount of here in NZ, which is a shame because … Read More
Taylors Jaraman Clare Valley + Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 $33 Utilising fruit from both Coonawarra and the Clare Valley has injected banging spices on the nose, yet soothing, soft textures in the mouth. Deeply perfumed with pepper, menthol, bay, plum, cocoa and cherry, then following up with all those elements replicated on the flavour-front, this … Read More
Taylors St Andrews Clare Valley Riesling 2016 $45 If you’re looking for a punch in the face of lime, lemongrass, crunchy apple and squint-inducing zestiness – then you’ve come to the right place. This 2016 St Andrews is incredibly dry and elegant and demonstrates an ultimately sophisticated riesling from old vines growing in one of … Read More
Taylors St Andrews Clare Valley Shiraz 2016 $64.99 Only the absolute best shiraz grapes make it to the finals for the St Andrews Shiraz vintage champs and once they’re in the bottle they’re immortalised forever! (At least that’s what the winemaker whispers to them to soothe their nerves) Deep, dark chocolate and spice, cigar box … Read More
Taylors St Andrews Clare Valley Chardonnay 2016 $49.99 Whenever a new vintage of St Andrews chardonnay lands on our shores and zooms over to my office, the joy is electric. Electric like a disco. The kind of disco that John Travolta would go to. That’s how boogie wonderland my mood becomes. Super-juicy and packed solid … Read More
Taylors Clare Valley Shiraz 2014 $18.50 ★★★★ Wow! Steady yourself for intense clove and Christmas cake spices on the nose alongside heady florals and sweet sandalwood notes. In the mouth it is smooth, fleshy and generously fruity, oozing berries and chocolate characters. It’s outstanding value and deeply satisfying. Widely available.