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Taylors Wakefield St Andrews Shiraz 2018

Clare Valley
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HK$298   each
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Palate Profile

"With 2018 a strong vintage down under, this wine wears it well. Plush yet high-toned currant and plum-fruit characteristics are followed by a sanguine note—like iodine—along with cedar, mint, pencil lead and a seaweed, umami-like nuance. The mouthfeel is distinctive: tannins like sandpaper but the fruit silky and tangy. There's power here but drinkability too. Cellar for several years for added complexity or crack open now with a roast lamb or similarly comforting cold-weather cuisine."
Christina Pickard, The Wine Enthusiast 94/100

"The 2018 Shiraz is complex and Bordeaux-like in style. It is supple in texture, full bodied, intensely flavoured, medium rich, and very long on the palate, with well integrated fruit and oak components. It tastes of blackberry, black olive, toast, tobacco, vanilla, loganberry, and red licorice. Delicious wine, in a somewhat understated style. Warrants aging. Aged 18 months in American oak barrels."
Ronn Weigand, Restaurant Wine 5/5 Stars


94 Points Robert Parker

Critic Awards

Plush yet high-toned currant and plum-fruit characteristics are followed by a sanguine note—like iodine—along with cedar, mint, pencil lead and a seaweed, umami-like nuance. The mouthfeel is distinctive: tannins like sandpaper but the fruit silky and tangy. There's power here but drinkability too. Cellar for several years for added complexity .

I tasted a representative blend of the 2018 St. Andrews Shiraz that was assembled out of several barrels, and it's even more promising than the 2017. It's brighter and fresher on the nose, with bigger and redder fruit notes. It's also full-bodied and plush, loaded with cherries and raspberries, all on a plush cushion of creamy, vanilla-laden oak.

Region and Grapes

Region: Clare Valley
Grape: Shiraz
ABV: 14.5%

Cellaring Potential

Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.

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Taylors Wakefield St Andrews Shiraz 2018

Black plums & dark blueberries, underneath that are black pepper, vanilla & minty chocolate! Finish is deep, lingering & smoky.

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