Taylors Wines unveils inaugural Family Flagship Release


Celebrated South Australian winery Taylors has unveiled its inaugural Family Flagship Release, a collection of the Taylor family’s top wines in its portfolio, including the second vintage release of Taylors pinnacle wine The Legacy.


Since its founding in 1969, Taylors Wines has been a trusted Australian producer of beloved wines for all occasions.

Across the family winery’s 50-year history, they have honed their craft, invested in world-class innovation in the vineyard and winery, and challenged the award-winning winemaking team to push boundaries and strive for excellence with every wine they produce. The Family Flagship Release is a culmination of decades of work and a moment to celebrate Taylors’ position as one of the most recognised names from the Clare Valley wine region.

“The Clare is a hidden gem of the Australian wine scene – my grandfather knew it all those years ago when he first founded our family winery,” third-generation Winemaker & Managing Director Mitchell Taylor said.

“It’s inspiring to see how far our winery has come since my grandfather first set foot in the Clare Valley to start our family on this incredible journey. From our first Estate wines in the early 70s to now releasing a collection of wines that showcase the depth and diversity of our winemaking skill - it’s a humbling and exciting experience.”

The seven wines in the inaugural Family Flagship Release represent five vintages and are crafted in Taylors' signature style with a focus on extremely gentle handling of fruit. Selection and sorting of the material is of the
more utmost importance to Taylors winemakers to ensure an elegant intensity of flavour.

The red wines in the Family Flagship Release exude the powerful elegance Taylors wines are noted for and have great potential for long-term cellaring. The whites display the bright, sunny ripeness and concentrated flavour for which the Clare Valley is renowned.

The Legacy 2015, the second vintage release of Taylors pinnacle wine, celebrates the family winery’s founding purpose - to craft a New World wine that could stand tall against the iconic wines of the Old World.

“The fruit from the 2015 vintage was exceptional - in both yield and quality. Cabernet enjoyed an extended time on vine during this vintage, resulting in a beautiful harmony of acid structure and fruit concentration. The journey of building each part of this wine is incredibly fulfilling. From there, it’s a test of patience while the wine matures in a selection of exceptionally rare barrels from Jean Louis Vicard,” Taylor said.

The old-world-inspired blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc for The Legacy is a masterclass in wine ‘completeness’ by Chief Winemaker Adam Eggins. The components of each work in perfect harmony with the finished blend enveloped in some of the finest French oak barrels available anywhere in the world.

The new vintage releases from the Family Flagship collection are now available from select fine wine retailers in New Zealand.


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