A very good, straightforward, drink-now Cab, with wide-reaching toffee and caramel aromas. It’s just right size—medium-boned, with a pleasing, easy texture. Plum and maybe even some blueberry on the palate are oaked judiciously, and both the wood and the juicy fruit persist through the finish.
The brand is Wakefield here in the U.S., but Taylors in Australia; Taylors is one of the biggest brands out of Clare. This Chard is round, soft, and medium-full, with a minerally feel and white stone fruit flavors at the fore. Will have wide appeal.
Despite some almost citrusy and asparagus-like aromas, this well-built Cabernet compensates by offering a creamy, supple texture and moderately rich coffee flavors. Finishes a bit astringent and hard, but should soften in a year or two.
Supple at first, with brown sugar and prune flavors that seem sweetly ripe, but this full-bodied wine firms up substantially on the finish, where it turns a bit leathery in flavor and coffee-astringent. Drink now, before the fruit fades.
From the Clare Valley winery Taylors, which is known in the States as Wakefield. This Chard shows concentrated pear, toast and mineral aromas. Its flavor profile is both floral and caramelly, with pear fruit at its core. Medium-soft in body.