Taylors Jaraman Clare Valley McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016

At release, the wine has a deep crimson red colour to the centre with a vibrant purple hue to the edges. There are lifted aromas of red berry and cherry fruit along with subtle black olive and spice.

This is a rich, full-bodied wine with intense flavours of ripe red berry fruit, violets and attractive oak characters of roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate.

Overall, the wine is well balanced with complex, well-integrated tannins providing the palate with an intense, persistent length.

"Blend of Clare Valley and McLaren Vale shiraz.

Texture and flavour are in good shape and the finish is sound, indeed satisfying. The mid palate might not quite have the expected stuffing but it’s not far off; you’d have to say this hits the mark for middle-upper intensity shiraz, all berried and smooth, tannin tapping it into shape through the back half. Corporate winemaking 101, done well, everything dotted and crossed. You can rely on it."

91 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, June 2018, Drink: 2018 - 2026
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Australia’s iconic wine regions provide extraordinary diversity. With the 'Jaraman' range Taylors search for parcels of extraordinary fruit to craft wines that showcase their distinctive regional characteristics and style.

In the Clare Valley, rainfall was below average for the season, but it was not the amount that had the biggest impact; it was the timing. Mother Nature saw fit to dole out just the right amount of water at just the right time for maximum positive impact on the vine’s health and importantly, the quality of the fruit produced. In fact, this was just one of the factors at play when it comes to the vintage being lauded as one of the greats.

Firstly, the vines were ‘stress free’ heading into the winter period, creating the potential for a superior crop. Secondly, conditions were ideal during flowering and then lastly, the threat of frost did not eventuate. All these conditions combined to create what called be described as ‘the perfect storm’ for an excellent vintage.

In McLaren Vale, the growing season leading up to vintage 2016 saw lower than average winter rainfall followed by long dry periods. Spring was warm and dry which promoted good shoot growth and even flowering. At the beginning of February, the region received double the average monthly rainfall over two days due to one storm. However, far from having a negative effect, the intense rain increased the yields at harvest and relieved any water stress on the vines. Shiraz again standing out as one of those varieties that traditionally fare well in dry seasons.

The grapes were gently de-stemmed and transferred to small static stainless steel fermenters. Half of the grapes were cold soaked at 6 degrees C for 5 days to deliver increased fruit expression. The fruit was then fermented at a constant warm temperature using a Shiraz-specific yeast isolate. Gentle mixing using inert gas occurred 2 – 3 times over the course of the day. The wine was then gently pressed to a mixture of American oak hogshead and barrique barrels (30% 1 year old, 70% 2 – 3 year old) for secondary, malo-lactic fermentation. Post MLF, the wine was transferred back to barrel for maturation before being fined, filtered and bottled in November 2017. This blend is - Clare Valley 63%, McLaren Vale 37%. Winery Notes

Reviews & Accolades

2016 Vintage
Gold - World Wine Championships Awards BTI 2018
Gold - Sakura Japan Womens Wine Awards 2018
Gold - Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival International Judging 2018
Gold - Berliner Wine Trophy 2018
Gold - Catavinum World Wine & Spirit Competition 2018
Silver - Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition 2018

2015 Vintage
"Fresh and clean, savoury and bright, precise dark berries, easy drinking, fresh, blackberry and blueberry and gentle creamy coffee, vibrant."
Roger Jones How Aussie Shiraz is still flying the flag
1 Jan 2017

"A very solid expression of Shiraz, starting out with aromas of fresh mint, menthol and black cherry in front of a backdrop of leaf and olive. The palate is bold and well- integrated, delivering the nose elements and bringing the fruit center stage. Moderate grip carries the fruit through the finish while keeping the other elements in play. Nicely complex Shiraz at this price point." - 91/100
Rich Cook
2 Jan 2017

"Exemplary Shiraz. Mature blackberry and cherry fruit with notes of spice and vanilla oak."
Anthony Dias Blue, BlueReviewsExtra - 92/100
3 Jan 2017

"Thick and dense, with blackberry and licorice notes that are vibrant and juicy, adding accents of cedar and fresh mint on the finish. Drink now through 2030."
MaryAnn Worobiec - 88/100 Very Good
3 Jan 2017

"Baking spice, dark cherry/berry fruit, sweet vanilla and sprigs of savory herb aromas leap from this stunning multi-region Shiraz. It’s rich, luscious, balanced and beautiful showcasing a dazzling array of ripe fruit flavour with mulberry, black plum and red cherry to the fore adorned with black pepper, dark bittersweet chocolate and hints of eucalyptus. There’s persistent purity of fruit, good structure, complexity and an incredibly long finish and aftertaste."
Vic Harradine, April 8 2017 Newsletter - 5 Stars
More Information
Case Qty 12
ABV 14.9%
Brand Taylors Wines Clare Valley
Color Red
Variety Shiraz
Vintage 2016
Country of Manufacture Australia
Region Clare Valley
State South Australia
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price $29.99
Dozen Buy $275.88
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