2023 Wine Companion Ratings

The 2023 Halliday Wine Companion is out and once again, our winery has received a 5-red star rating - which means that we are considered an "Outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity."

Respected wine critic and vigneron James Halliday is the founder of Halliday Wine Companion. With a wine career spanning over 50 years, James is an unmatched authority on all aspects of the wine industry. For more than 30 years, he was among the most senior and active wine judges in Australia but after many years of producing the Halliday Wine Companion, James Halliday took a step back from some of his vast responsibilities on the guide and today, the esteemed tasting team is made up of seven other panelists, including chief editor Tyson Stelzer. The panelists that cover the Taylors Wines based on region are Jane Faulkner, Erin Larkin, Jenni Port and Ned Goodwin.

We’re proud to have received the following ratings from these Halliday tasting panelists on these wines –

Masterstroke Cabernet Shiraz 2017 – 91 points - “Supple, juicy, and pretty… the oak…is still obvious in the mouth and through the finish... the dark fruit riding it like a chariot.”

Jaraman Pinot Noir 201991 points - “Perfumed and vibrant; layers of poached cherries and dark-chocolate-dipped strawberries… plenty of pleasure...”

TWP Shiraz 201991 points - “Sweet, concentrated and consistent... this will please so very many drinkers.”

TWP Cabernet Sauvignon 202090 points - “...Silky, succulent, dense and concentrated... This is great, value for money cabernet that ticks a lot of boxes.” 

Taylor Made Shiraz 2020 – 90 points - “…blackcurrant pastille, licorice, blackberries and a judicious cracking of pepper. Lots of uncomplicated pleasure!”

Taylor Made Malbec 202189 points - “…lashings of blackberry, cassis… and strawberry coulis… Plush and inviting, full bodied and silky.”

Taylors Estate Sauvignon Blanc 202189 points - “Grassy, vibrant, lively and pert.”

TWP Pinot Grigio 2021 – 87 points - “Nashi pears, just-ripe green apples and... apricots...” 

TWP Riesling 2021 – 87 points - “...baked apple pie, nashi pears, white currants … Extremely approachable…”

Taylors Estate Chardonnay 2021 – 86 points  “White peach and red apples on the nose….”