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Taylors Promised Land Shiraz Cabernet

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Taylors Wines have an amazing ability to over-deliver on quality and the Promised Land range is all about bang for you buck when it comes to flavour. This easy-drinking red is the quintessential barbecue blend to put with pork ribs or gourmet sausages. Perfect mid-week drinking with red berry fruit and sumptuous spice notes this is soft and goes down far too easily.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: At relelase, the wine is a deep red colour with purple hues.

Nose: Enticing fruit aromas of ripe plum, cassis and a hint of liquorice allsorts along with subtle chocolate and spice from the oak maturation.

Palate: A balanced medium bodied wine with a lively palate of juicy red berries, plum, cassis, chocolate and spice. The wine has a soft, supple feel with silky smooth tannins from oak maturation.

Food: Traditional Eggplant Parmigiana

Cellaring: Ready for immediate enjoyment however with careful cellaring will develop further over the short term.

Alcohol: 13.5%


Awards & Accolades


Bronze Medal - Decanter World Wine Awards, 2015

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Taylors Promised Land Shiraz Cabernet

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Bright colour; clean, well-made, light- to medium-bodied wine with sweet fruit elements and soft tannins; fair length. Gold medals San Francisco International Wine Competition '09, and Mondiales des Vins Canada '09.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
88
Peter Forrestal (2006 Vintage) says
Here's an entry-level red from the Clare Valley's largest family-owned company, which shows the rich, ripe plummy character of regional shiraz neatly integrated with the lavish blackcurrrant flavours of cabernet. The texture is plush and velvety and the substantial tannins become approachable, thanks to the weight of the fruit
Quaff 2010 2009
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
A thoroughly honest, traditional style, with plenty of ripe (not jammy) fruit, but trailing away somewhat on the finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
87
Ray Jordan (2005 Vintage) says
“It’s a medium-weight, easy-drinking blend with ripe, juicy fruit flavours controlled with understated oak. Light cherry and plum character with a spicy edge.”
The West Australian, 2007 2007
WINESTATE (2005 Vintage) says
Savoury nose with very attractive aroma concentration. The palate is gentle and easy in the mouth. _Good value.î
Winestate 20082009
James Halliday (2004 Vintage) says
A powerful wine given its price; a trace of reduction, though not critical; blackberry and earth flavours, controlled extract
Australian Wine Companion 2008 2007
87
James Halliday (2003 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
84
James Halliday (2002 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2006 2005
86
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2002 Vintage) says
This medium-bodied cheapie from the Clare Valley is not in the class of the more expensive Taylors' reds but has red cherry and red plum flavours and a firm finish. Consistent performer.
Quaff 2004 2003
Ken Gargett (2002 Vintage) says
This wine was awarded the Best- Value Red Wine trophy at the London Wine Challenge back in 2004, which says something I guess. Like this is a really good-value red wine. In a top vintage, wines like this one, which can often be grabbed under $10, really shine. And since 2002 was (you may have heard) a ripperÑbuy up quick before they disappear.
Don't Buy Wine Without Me 2006 2006
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (2001 Vintage) says
The Promised Land label, which offers slightly cheaper prices than the standard Taylors wines, was introduced as part of the revamp of the Clare Valley's largest winery. The 2001 red blend has some minty, menthol aromas, ripe, sweet red berry fruit flavours and smooth, round texture. It is a bright, easy-drinking wine that won't break the bank.
Quaff 2002 2001
Max Allen & Peter Forrestal (1999 Vintage) says
The normal Taylors labels—plain, old- fashioned, rather daggy—would be familiar to most Australian wine drinkers and would probably represent cosy reliability. Bearing this in mind, Taylors have created a decidedly more modern label to accompany new introductions to the range such as this excellent shiraz cabernet— it's certainly not intended to be a cheaper or second brand, as the price is hardly any different. This is a remarkably approachable and enjoyable red wine with rich, ripe purple fruit, very mellow, round oak flavours and a well-balanced, lingering finish.
Quaff 2001 2000

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