The term BDX should tell you this is a Bordeaux blend and it is. A very traditional one at that. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc make up the mix and they all have a say in this.
Looks great, smells great, tastes great. That about sums it up. My work here is done. What should be said is, to complete malolactic fermentation, it spent time in 50% new and 50% two year old tight grained French oak. I find that amazing for a $25 bottle of red wine.
In case you were wondering, it’s quite a full bodied wine but it doesn’t knock your socks off. It’s been treated with respect and it respects your palate…if you know what I mean. Blackberries, blackcurrants, spicy dark cherries, subtle oak notes (well done to the Taylors winemaking team) fine tannins and really good persistence.
On the front label it says, “Generous, balanced, dark fruit”. It’s all of that and more. This is great value for money, one of the best wines I’ve tried at this price!
Region: Clare Valley, SA Price: $25 Source: Sample