"The Taylor family were wine merchants in Sydney before establishing the now-famous winery in the Clare Valley, South Australia. In 1969, Bill Taylor Snr., along with his sons John and Bill, purchased a holding of 178 hectares by the Wakefield River in Auburn and planted Cabernet Sauvignon. The excellent Bordeaux wines such as Mouton-Rothschild had long held a fascination for the Taylor brothers and producing wines of comparable quality in Australia prompted the family’s foray into the winemaking industry. With this goal in mind, the site was carefully chosen for the red brown loam over limestone soils (called terra rossa) and the cool climate of the Clare Valley, known to be excellent for producing Cabernet Sauvignon. During excavation of the vineyard dam, the fossilised remains of seahorses were uncovered, confirmation that the area was once the bed of an ancient inland sea. The Taylor family thought this to be an omen and testimony that the terra rossa soils were indeed fertile, and with thoughts firmly fixed on their successful future, the family adopted the three seahorses as the company insignia. Today those seahorses are found, on Taylors and Wakefield wine labels, all over the world. "www.taylorswines.com.au

  • Taylors Fine Tawny Port N.V.

    Taylors Fine Tawny Port N.V.

    Region: Portugal

    "Pale brick colour with broad amber rim. Mellow nose of succulent ripe berry fruit with aromas of butterscotch, figs and prunes interwoven with attractive nutty and spicy aromas. Smooth and round on the palate, full of rich strawberry jam flavours...

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  • Taylors Vintage Port 1980 Oporto

    [SOLD-OUT] Taylors Vintage Port 1980 Oporto

    Region: Portugal

    Robert Parker 89 points!"This house must certainly be the Latour of Portugal. Their ports are remarkably backward yet still impressive when young. Of all the vintage ports, those of Taylor need the longest time to mature and even when fully mature seem...


  • Taylors St Andrews Shiraz 1999

    [SOLD-OUT] Taylors St Andrews Shiraz 1999

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    Jeremy Oliver 93 points!'Fine, balanced and musky shiraz, whose almost heady aromas of sweet red berries, blackcurrants and plums are matched by smoky vanilla oak. Vibrant dark berry fruit bursts through the suppleness of the palate, married with finely...