expert reviews about
2012 Taylors The Pioneer Clare Valley Shiraz
James Halliday (2012 Vintage) says
This is a well made, civilised medium-bodied shiraz, every part of what is in the wine neatly balanced and integrated, starting with the colour and finishing with the tannins (and everything in between). You are left to wonder how the price was arrived at.
Huon Hooke (2012 Vintage) says
Deep, rich red colour with the faintest tint of purple. Decadent oak-fruit combination of aromas suggests dark chocolate, vanilla, fruitcake and charred-oak, the latter not as obvious as in the St Andrews shiraz. In the mouth, it's decadently rich and lush, opulent and endowed with smooth, velvety texture. The tannins are ripe and supple, smooth and harmonious. An unbashedly oak-driven, big, super-ripe Aussie red. A superb example of its type. (Inaugural release. A tribute to family patriarch Bill Taylor)
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