Taylors St Andrews Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

The Clare Valley does make some of Australia’s most ageworthy Cabernet Sauvignon with warm dry summers helping to bring out the beast within – chunky tannins plus rich and ripe fruits. The 2017 vintage has helped to tame the beast somewhat and Adam Eggins at Taylors has managed to craft an impressively elegant wine that is also built to last – a classic cabernet.

Deeply coloured, it bursts with crystal clear and focussed red and blackcurrant fruits lifted by touches of dry and green herb complexity. The wine is then dry and mid-weight – bright acidity is well matched to sinewy tannins that drive a very long and fine finish. Put it away for a couple of years and then bring it out to match a Spring leg of lamb with rosemary.

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