Taylors St. Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
1 or more bottles$56.90
Bob Campbell MW96 points
Nick Butler96 points
2x Grand Gold
3x Double Gold
At release, the wine is an intense red colour with a vibrant purple hue to the edge. The wine has an enticing, lifted aroma of ripe blackcurrants, choc mint, subtle spice and a hint of dried tomato leaf. The overall nose character is one of richness and elegance. On the palate it is a very well-balanced wine with ripe blackcurrant characters, along with chocolate and mint intermingling harmoniously with oak characters of cedar and subtle tobacco. There is an understated power to the wine, with layers of complexity building across the palate and then finishing elegantly with long, fine tannins. It is a generous wine yet retains poise and the elegance of great Cabernet Sauvignon.
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Critic Scores & reviews
Bob Campbell MW96
"Truly elegant cabernet sauvignon with deliciously ripe cassis, blackcurrant, liquorice, black olive, new leather, spice and perfectly-pitched smoky oak. A wonderful expression of the variety that will age beautifully. 14 MAR 2020"
"Lovely, deep and vibrant purple. Classic cabernet aromas of blackcurrants, choc-mint and tobacco - oak is latent and not a huge influence. It's long and precise, perfectly ripe cabernet fruit allowed to sing - mocha, tapenade and rich blackcurrant fruit. Again, oak is soft and a cog in the wheel of its structure. Tannins are ripe. A beautiful, modern expression"
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About the brand Taylors
Taylors has a rich history of producing exceptional estate grown wines that embody the unique terroir of the Clare Valley. In 1969, our founders embarked on a quest to produce wines of the utmost quality, with the first planting of our vineyards marking the beginning of a remarkable journey. The success of our first vintage was unprecedented, with gold medals awarded in every national wine show entered - a testament to the quality of our grapes and the passion of our winemakers.
Since then, our range has expanded to include a diverse selection of wines, each one crafted with the same care and attention as our inaugural vintage. Despite the growth and evolution of our brand, we remain committed to producing authentic estate grown wines that showcase the unique characteristics of our terroir. Our dedication to quality and authenticity is reflected in every bottle of Taylors wine, which is still carefully crafted at our Clare Valley estate with the same passion and attention to detail that defined our very first vintage.