Taylors Jaraman Shiraz / 2021 / 375mL
60% Clare Valley
40% McLaren Vale
At release, the Taylor's Jaraman Shiraz has a deep cerise red colour to the centre with a vibrant purple hue to the edges.
There are lifted aromas of black plum and blackberry fruit along with a hint of coffee bean and spice.
Taylor's Jaraman Shiraz is a luscious wine with layers of flavours of dark berry fruit, ripe cherries and plum along with attractive oak characters of roasted coffee beans and spice.
Overall, the wine is well balanced with well-integrated tannins providing the palate with firm structure and persistent length.
In the Clare Valley, the season for vintage 2020 started with challenging weather events, including spring frosts at budburst and then hot and windy conditions during flowering.
The start of summer brought wild weather; from searing heat and bushfires to heavy rain and chilly, gusty winds. February and March saw weather conditions return to relatively normal, and harvest progressed smoothly and steadily.
While it was a very tough year for growers, the quality of the fruit was high. In McLaren Vale, the conditions were similar with many characterising it as the ‘tale of two summers’ – the first searingly hot and the second unusually mild and much cooler than normal.
The wine was matured in a mixture of coopers’ American oak hogsheads (30% 1 year old and 70% 2-3 year old for an average of 14 months before being bottled.
Residual Sugar: 0.60