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2015 Taylors Estate Pinot Noir

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Taylors have stepped outside of the Clare Valley for this Pinot Noir, using grapes from the Adelaide Hills and WA's Great Southern to craft this particularly savoury wine. Leafy, dry and crisp, this is a super elegant sort of Pinot that just demands some sort of duck. Roast duck? Yes please!

Winemaker's Notes

Layered flavours of red cherry, spice and plum are superbly balanced with French oak, giving length to the finish.

Colour: At release, the wine is a bright red with a vibrant purple hue

Bouquet: The wine has lifted strawberry and cherry notes with an underlying savoury earthiness and restrained spice and cedar characters

Palate: The wine is medium-bodied with flavours of ripe cherry and fresh, light red berry fruits along with savoury toast and sweet spice characters. The palate is sublimely soft and silky. Subtle oak characters of cinnamon and cedar add to the overall complexity of this fruit-driven wine

Cellaring notes: This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2020

Alc/vol: 14.4%

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2015 Taylors Estate Pinot Noir

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
91
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
87
James Halliday (2008 Vintage) says
Great colour; has much flavour, but is on the tannic side and should have been picked earlier and fined more enthusiastically. May improve in bottle.
Australian Wine Companion 2010 2009
87
WINESTATE (2008 Vintage) says
Big red colour and fleshy, spicy plum nose. Palate packed with sweet, fleshy strawberry flavours. Too young for now.
Winestate 20082009
Campbell Mattinson & Gary Walsh (2008 Vintage) says
Good clobber. Lots of spicy, semi-sour, cherry-plummed fruit flavour matched to rubs of eucalypt and toast. It's bunched with tannin and it's relatively full-flavoured for a pinot noir, but it's ripe, true to the variety and offers pretty decent drinking.
The Big Red Wine Book 2009/10 2009
87
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Well made; some Clare dry red characters, but the Adelaide Hills wins the day. Rich, with much to offer the casual pinot drinker, at a fair price.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
89
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
86
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
The winemakers have really worked miracles with this, especially the line and length of the palate, and the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2005 2004
87
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (1999 Vintage) says
When we tasted this in August, we really fell for its incredibly youthful, bright purple cherry and raspberry fruit juiciness. But we also found the wine to be a bit unsettled- there was some dissolved carbon dioxide gas in the wine, as though it had just been bottled, which gave it a little spritz on the tongue. We figure that by the time you taste it, though, that youthful spritz will have calmed down.
Quaff 2001 2000

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