Monday, June 16, 2008

Taylors Wines

Taylors Wines
Taylor Wines - Northline Warehouse 1 Lot 1290 Abernethy Road
HAZELMERE WA 6055 PO Box 465
Welshpool DC WA 6986
Ph: (08) 9352 8235

THE TAYLORS PHILOSOPHY... The Taylor family were first inspired by the excellent Bordeaux wines such as Mouton-Rothschild. These quality French wines had long held a fascination and producing wines of comparable quality in Australia prompted the family’s foray into the winemaking industry. An inspired combination of ‘old world’ estate philosophy and ‘new world’ winemaking innovation has resulted in the crafting of a range of wines that regularly receive international awards and accolades.

Wine lovers know they can trust Taylors to deliver superb quality table wines year after year- the family spare no expense or effort to ensure just that.

2002 - St Andrews Shiraz Wine ColourIntense red blacks with a brick red hue.
Wine BouquetA wine of considerable intensity and well ripened fruit. Ripe cherry and plum characters are supported with coffee, cinnamon and black olive nuances. Barrel fermentation has provided the complex characters of chocolate and cashew nuts.
Wine PalateA rich wine with sweet fruit and a luscious mid palate. While being mouth filling and generous, the palate retains elegance and well balanced natural acidity. The palate shows the results of high quality oak use with overtones of vanilla and subtle tobacco characters. The wine has a long, persistent finish.
Suggested Food MatchingRich, red meat dishes, black olive and mushroom frittata.

2004 - St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon Wine ColourDeep red with brick red hue.
Wine BouquetThe wine has bold lifted varietal aromas of cassis, ripe black cherry and aniseed. French oak maturation is evident with subtle characters of cedar, nutmeg, cinnamon and cigar box adding to the wines allure.
Wine PalateThe wine has a long and generous palate with fleshy, concentrated, sweet varietal flavours. The palate delivers the elegance and interest, displaying classic Cabernet Sauvignon varietal structure; a mouth filling front palate and long, elegant tannins to finish. The wine has black cherry and cassis fruit characters throughout and French oak nuances of cedar and tobacco are well integrated with a savoury edge running throughout the palate. The finish is long and persistent.
Suggested Food MatchingA thick steak with a peppery red wine sauce. Roast venison with roast baby vegetables.

2002 St Andrews - Merlot Wine ColourDeep red with a brick red hue
SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHING Roast duck, hearty vegetable stew or rich game dishes.
CELLARING NOTES Cellared to perfection pre-release but will continue to improve until at least 2012, possibly longer.
Wine BouquetSucculent, fresh varietal fruit characters abound. There are plum and black cherry aromas along with a touch of smoky oak adding to the complexity.
Wine PalateThis wine shows youthful, rich and juicy blackcurrant and stewed rhubarb and plum characters on the palate. The varietal fruit is given added complexity with characters such as coffee, cashews and cinnamon from the oak influences. It has good middle palate weight and fine tannins which provide excellent length.
Suggested Food Matching
Roast duck, hearty vegetable stew or rich game dishes.

2002 - St Andrews Chardonnay Wine ColourGolden yellow.
Wine BouquetThe wine has a bright, lifted aroma of peach and citrus. It has subtle flint, nut and cream like characters on the nose which add interest to the fruit characters.
Wine PalateThe palate is rich in texture with lashings of fruit and cream throughout. The mid palate has a great texture and creaminess from the extended lees maturation and battonage. The finish has cleansing citrus flavours and subtle acid which leaves the mouth feeling fresh.
Suggested Food MatchingTry it with soft cheeses and dried muscats and apricot or the classic roast chicken with all the trimmings.

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