Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2020

April 12, 2021By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Grüner Veltliner 2020 $24.99 If your experiences with grüner veltliner have come tied to more than a decent splash of sweetness, then this little van-load of vavoom with it’s partial wild ferment will be a fabulous face slap of delicious dryness. With mountains of minerality, richness and generosity of texture, the soft … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Chardonnay 2020

January 20, 2021By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Chardonnay 2020 $24.99 Sourced from fruit grown on the Meadowbank Estate vineyard in the Taylor’s Pass area in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys,  which, once harvested, went through a smorgasbord of different treatments to create the style Jules would be happy with. A chunk of whole-clusters went straight into French oak barrels for a … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020

January 17, 2021By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2020 $24 This Sauvignon Blanc has an extra whoomph of white pepper and lemongrassy loveliness across the classic citrus, passionfruit and bruised basil bodaciousness that the Jules Taylor sauvignon blancs are known to possess. The acidity has prickle and punch and  adds to the generosity of textures present. It absolutely … Read More

Jules Taylor OTQ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

December 16, 2020By Yvonne

Jules Taylor OTQ Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $43 From Jules Taylor’s Wrekin Vineyard located in Marlborough’s southern valley’s comes this new vintage of her On The Quiet Pinot Noir and it’s quite possibly the tastiest thing you can spend $43 on right now. Inky-dark and intensely perfumed with wild cherries, ripe rhubarb and cranberry complexity, … Read More

Jules Taylor OTQ Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

June 8, 2020By Yvonne

Jules Taylor OTQ Marlborough Pinot Noir Rosé 2019 $39 Can you even believe the gorgeousness of this bottle? It shouldn’t matter, but lordy! It looks like money on the table, right? Happily the wine inside is just as crisp, crunchy, yet also opulent and exotic. I love the highwire elegance of the aromatics and the … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

May 18, 2020By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $29.99 Dark and moody and broody to look at, and to sniff, and to taste, and to talk to your mates about, this pinot noir has power and solid, savoury punchiness.  Cherry, leather, baked rhubarb and boatloads of rosehip tea – it’s all here in a pinot noir for … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Chardonnay 2019

March 3, 2020By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Chardonnay 2017 $23 Its roasted stonefruit and grilled citrus notes on the nose merge like a zip with soft nougat and brulee flavours in the mouth, making it a creamy, silky chardonnay that’ll soothe the throat and clear the nostrils nicely.  Not overtly oaky, and definitely soothing, it’s ballerina-balanced and will easily … Read More

Jules Taylor OTQ Marlborough Chardonnay 2018

January 28, 2020By Yvonne

Jules Taylor OTQ Marlborough Chardonnay 2018 $39.99 I feel like I’ve literally been gnawing on my own wrists in anticipation to get my hands on the new OTQ chardonnay from Jules Taylor. Scented with spiced peach and citrus custard, toasty oat and grilled almonds, it’s a tightrope of tension and tautness. Jules calls her top-tier … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018

August 20, 2019By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 $29.99 Subtle yet wild-at-heart aromas of cherry and baked raspberry leap out of the glass and in the mouth it’s got that ‘young wine’ friskiness that comes with high acidity – yet there’s an underlying savouriness and structure that supports the ability to age.  But right now it’s a … Read More

Jules Taylor Marlborough Chardonnay 2018

May 31, 2019By Yvonne

Jules Taylor Marlborough Chardonnay 2018 $21.99 Boasting all sorts of tropical tantalisation on the nose (think pineapple and mango) alongside cashew, almond and a smashup of grapefruit and peach wash across the palate.  It’s not an oak-driven, ultra-challenging style, more fruit forward than anything, with a creamy undertone that makes it a crowd-pleaser for any … Read More