March is Australian Wine Month at Taylor’s Wine Shop
10% off 1-5 bottles
15% off 6 or more
FEATURED WINES FOR MARCH:
Shinas Estate 2013 The Executioner Sugg: $34.99, Taylor’s: $29.99
The Executioner is a blend of Shiraz 55%, Cabernet Sauvignion 43% and Viognier 2% it’s produced from our premium vineyard and is our Flag Ship wine. The Executioner is a wine worth dying for, production is so small it’s a crime punishable by death.
Killibinbin 2013 Seduction Cabernet Sauvignon – 90 POINTS – $14.99
Deep crimson color with garnet hues. Intense aromas of blackberry, mulberry and dark cherry. Hints of fennel and leather supported by spice and tar notes. A generous, structured palate exhibits blackberry and black currant fruit. A touch of mint and an earthy texture.Juicy textured tannins ensure a finish with great length.
“Rich and Ripe, with generous flavors of blackberry, plum, tar and spice that glide seamlessly through the polished finish, lingering impressively. Drink now through 2017.” – 90 Points, Wine Spectator, June 2015
Hope Estate 2013 Mountain Wash Vineyard Chardonnay $14.99
This is a complex, balanced, and fresh Chardonnay. The French oak fermentation has added complexity without dulling the wine, while the crisp citrus characters keeps the palate refreshed.
“The 2013 Mountain Wash Chardonnay is scented of Golden Delicious apples fresh peaches and spiced pears with an undercurrent of lightly browned toast. Light to medium-bodied with plenty of youthful stone fruit and apple-laced flavors it has a racy acid backbone and a medium to long finish. Drink it now to 2017.” – Wine Advocate, 2014
D’Arenberg 2010 Laughing Magpie Shiraz/Viognier $29.99
A dark, complex nose, highlighted with a twist of peppery spice and a subtle undertone of apricot and florals from the Viognier. The palate is similarly dominated by the dark and brooding Shiraz. Fennel, cured meat and beetroot like flavours combine initially but over time some of the more savoury and closed notes lift, revealing the fruit sweetness that lies beneath; plums, blackberry and dark cherry. The palate is rich and generous and the tannins have a certain silkiness to them.
An exotic, mysterious wine that, in youth, will benefit enormously from a liberal dose of air through decanting.
Clarendon Hills 2008 Astralis Syrah – 97 POINTS – Reg: $199.99 Taylor’s $149.99
This is Clarendon Hills’ flagship wine. It is a member of Clarendon Hills’ “1er Grand Cru” classification. The vast wealth of this wine’s varietal depth extends beyond the parameters of syrah – beckoning superlatives. Amazingly svelte in its balance of varietal depth with restrained power and super finely integrated extract, it is light on its feet and majestic once in focus. Overriding harmony meets an anarchical expression of Australian classic syrah. Lifted florals dance with rich meats, coffee, cola, chocolate, pan forte, turkish delight, graphite, bitumen, cigar tobacco, black cardamom, good quality soy sauce and crushed rocks. It is dense, yet creamy smooth.
97 Points, The Wine Advocate – “Also deep garnet-purple in color, the 2008 Astralis is a little reduced and brooding on the nose showing aromas of dark berries, meat, licorice and dark chocolate. Big, full-bodied and rich in the mouth it has balanced acid along with medium-firm grainy tannins. It finishes long and balanced. “
Small Gully 2012 Little Black Book Shiraz
Ripe and rich, velvety in texture, focusing the blackberry and cherry fruit into a long and expressive finish. Hints of pepper and licorice line the edges. Drink now through 2017.