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Taylors `St Andrews` Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 (1 x 750mL), Clare Valley,

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0017-2472890

Part of Sale: Iconic Aussie Fine Wines – Warm Up Your Winter

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Overview

Named after the historic property first established in 1892. A true reflection of the terroir, St. Andrews wines exemplify the very best of handcrafted Clare Valley winemaking. The first Taylors St. Andrews wines were released in 1999 and have developed a reputation as benchmark examples of great Clare Valley wine. As our flagship, St Andrews is only released in the finest vintages.

The St. Andrews range is named after the historic property first established by Scottish immigrants in 1892. For forty years St. Andrews was one of the leading wine producers in the Clare Valley but sadly, ceased operating when it was sold in 1934. Bill Taylor quickly recognised the potential of the adjacent St. Andrews property when he was first establishing his vineyards in the Clare Valley, and wanted to make it a part of the family's estate. So in 1995 the family purchased the property and became proud custodians of a piece of Australian wine history. They immediately went about the task of re-creating the glory days by once again planting vines on the rich, fertile soils and in 1999 the first St. Andrews wines from Taylors were released. These wines are particularly special with fruit sourced from the best blocks on the estate and only crafted in the best vintages, they're a true testament to our philosophy of 'respect the fruit'. The hand-crafted approach extends beyond the winemaking too as even the labels are hand applied. This modern version of St. Andrews now has a heritage that spans almost two decades. Over this time, the wines have developed a well-deserved reputation - not only as benchmark Clare Valley styles but also standing tall amongst the best from Australia.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Taylors describe the 2009 vintage as “near on perfect in the Clare Valley”, allowing beautiful expression of their flagship variety – the St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon.

Rich, bright, lifted plum, cassis, mint and savoury aromas introduce a fresh core of curranty fruit with quality background cedary oak. It has a smooth, juicy texture with plush, ripe yet still assertive tannins and elegant line and length.

Medals & Trophies

Taylors St Andrews Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine you can cuddle up to. Single vineyard wine.

It’s chocked full of big fruit, big oak, and big tannin. It’s also velvety all over. Blueberries, cloves, mint, blackcurrant, shaving cream oak, some leatheriness. You take a sip and sink straight into it. Okay so you have to enjoy the style but this really is a really good example of it. So lip-smacking. So soft. It’s already started to mellow and so it’s drinking deliciously now, but with all that power and tannin, I dare say it will live and mature well in cool dark cellar for a long time. Campbell Mattinson 93 Points

Vintage
2009
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Cabernet Sauvignon
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

Winery Profile

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The World Ranking of Wines and Spirits (WRW&S) award Taylors as the most awarded winery in the world for 2017- the first time this has been achieved by any Australian winery.

OurPhilosophy… At Taylors we really believe ‘The wine is everything’ and it isthis simple mantra which provides the corner stone to our wine-makingphilosophy and is behind every decision taken within the business. It was asingle wine - a first growth Bordeaux - which inspired Bill Taylor to take theplunge and to purchase a block of land in the Clare Valley and set aboutcrafting a quality wine, which reflected the terroir and could rival its ‘oldworld’ Cabernet Sauvignons. Almost four decades later, the company remainsfamily owned and the philosophy unchanged. Admittedly, the winery now plants alittle more than just cabernet sauvignon – with nearly 750ha of vineyards inthe Clare Valley, the family excels in a number of different varieties to makeup its extensive, award winning portfolio – from terrific value, everydaydrinking wines to the finest Australian wines at the pinnacle of theTaylors portfolio. And the same philosophy runs religiously through the familytree today. Following his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, thirdgeneration winemaker Mitchell Taylor is well aware of his heritage, and passionatein its continuance. A blend of ‘old world’ estate philosophy and ‘new world’winemaking innovation, combined with an almost fanatical attention to detailand obsession with quality, has kept this dream alive, and resulted in wines oftremendous style and quality. This philosophy has also resulted in a rangeof fine wines which regularly receive awards and accolades in Australiaand on the highly competitive world stage. Since its debut vintage of 1973,Taylors wines have won more than 2,000 medals and awards internationally –which certainly attests to the family’s belief that ‘the wine is everything’,and is also the realisation of Bill Taylor's original dream…

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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
R.F - Buderim QLD01/07/2019 9.01.44 PM AESTAU $39 11
m.c - Moonee Ponds VIC26/06/2019 8.26.49 PM AESTAU $34 10
E.P - North Ryde NSW26/06/2019 8.52.15 AM AESTAU $29 10
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