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Masterstroke

Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

The wine has delicious, haunting flavours of blackcurrant, mint and dark chocolate around a finely tuned and classy tannin structure.

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  • Tasting Panel, Winestate Magazine

    7 Jul 2021
    98 Points
    A stylish, well made, deep crimson wine… lovely fresh varietal fruit characters… fleshy and flavoursome in the mouth...
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Region Coonawarra
Colour At release, the wine is a dark ruby red with a bright red hue.
Nose The wine displays a distinctive regional expression of choc-mint along with cool climate aromas of violets, spice and cedar tobacco notes from French oak maturation.
Palate Deliciously haunting flavours of blackcurrant, mint and dark chocolate persist around a finely tuned tannin structure and a thoroughly enjoyable long and persistent finish.
Vintage Conditions The Coonawarra region enjoyed good winter rains leading into the growing season for vintage 2019 which served to mitigate high temperatures and seasonal weather conditions. Typically cool nights created by the Southern Ocean created optimal ripening conditions which allowed for full flavour development. The Cabernets from the vintage are deep and rich in colour with great varietal definition and soft ripe tannins.
Oak Maturation Following extended skin contact over a four week period, the wine was then matured in high quality, tight grained French oak barrels for 6 months before being bottled.
Cellaring Notes Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a long term under ideal conditions.
Alc%: 14.0
Acid: 6.39
PH: 3.51
Residual Sugar: 0.51
Wine Type: Red
Wine Body: Full
Blend or Single Variety: Single Variety
Pack Size: Single: 750ml bottle Case: 6 x 750ml bottle
  • 2021
  • International Wine Awards
  • Great Gold
  • 2021
  • Gilbert & Gaillard International -Guides Des Vin
  • Great Gold
  • 2021
  • China Wine & Spirit Awards
  • Double Gold
  • 2021
  • Vinus International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Double Gold
  • 2021
  • Catavinum World Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Frankfurt International Wine Trophy
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Concours International Des Cabernets
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Berliner Wine Trophy
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • New York International Wine Competition
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Best Wine Awards
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Mundus Vini International Wine Awards
  • Gold
  • 2021
  • Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • Gold
  • Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot

    Jun 2021
    92 Points
    Taylors Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon has always been a star in the Taylors range, and my guess is that its Coonawarra component is the key to that success. The Masterstroke is quite a classically styled cabernet rather than the bigger, riper, crowd pleasing style that you might expect. Deeply coloured, there are pretty leafy perfumes supported by cedar, violets and blackcurrant fruits. It’s then more mid-weight than full-bodied; a core of dark fruits are supported by juicy acidity and sinewy tannins that support a lingering finish. It’s crisp and balanced so has some aging potential but is probably best on the young side at its brightest and freshest.