St. Andrews

St. Andrews

Shiraz 1998

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Region: Taylors Winery
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Enormously flavoursome with rich fruit characters of black cherry, plum and ripe berries. American oak adds nuances of vanilla, cigar box, coffee and toast.

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Wine Colour

Rich, deep brick red.

Wine Bouquet

An intense ripe wine with menthol, cinnamon, aniseed and licorice aromas. Focused vanilla hinting toward attractive toasty American oak.

Wine Palate

A mouth-filling, creamy mid-palate with fine grained velvety tannins providing balance and length. Complex flavours of cedar wood, vanilla and cigars mingle with
varietal flavours of plum and licorice. A generously flavoured wine to savour.

Suggested Food Matching

Rich red meat dishes or game, strong cheese particular firm cheddar or perfect for a gourmet barbecue.

Critics Notes

"Put your seatbelt on, I tasted twenty Clare Valley Shirazs blind and picked this one as the winner on exuberence, flamboyance and notes like 'serious, superb,
stunning, devilish and love it'...this wine is spectacular..." Matthew Jukes,
Daily Telegraph(UK)2001.

“It has an abundance of rich, ripe, dark cherry and plum fruit with great depth and structure to its outstanding palate. Tannins and oak each play a role but are balanced and integrated. I cannot imagine the wine will lose any of its richness before 2015.” James Halliday, Judge~The Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2001
(The Australian, 20th Oct, 2001)

“Mulberry, plum with pepper on the nose. In the mouth, big, concentrated and complex mulberry plum white pepper. It’s very approachable. With the food, the velvety powerfulness if this wine succeeds. It may be the best match of all.” Darryl Beeson (USA), Sydney International Wine Competition 2002, Top 100 Wines

Cellaring Notes

Delicious upon release but will reward careful cellaring for up to 15 + years.
Acidity: 5.8 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 15%
PH: 3.47
Region: Taylors Winery
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
St. Andrews Shiraz 1998 Perth Royal Wine Show 2001 Trophy - Best Shiraz
St. Andrews Shiraz 1998 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2001 Trophy - Best Shiraz
St. Andrews Shiraz 1998 Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2001 36 Trophy
St. Andrews Shiraz 1998 Sydney Royal Wine Show 2002 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 1998 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2001 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 1998 Sydney Royal Wine Show 2001 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 1998 Clare Valley Regional Wine Show 2001 16 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 1998 Clare Valley Regional Wine Show 2000 16 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 1998 Royal Hobart Wine Show 2001 55 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 1998 Perth Royal Wine Show 2000 20 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 1998 Clare Valley Regional Wine Show 1999 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 1998 Cairns Wine Show 2001 8 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 1998 Royal Brisbane Wine Show 1999 20 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 1998 Cowra Wine Show 2001 69 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 1998 Perth Royal Wine Show 2001 47 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 1998 Rutherglen Wine Show 2001 56 Gold