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Taylors

Taylors
2015 Promised Land, Cabernet - Merlot, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 1.87%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.99
Best Buy

Taylors
2015 Promised Land, Cabernet - Merlot, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 1.87%
Violet color. Interesting aromas and flavors of honey roasted peppers, sour cherry compote, dark chocolate, and matcha with a silky, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, breezy black raspberry jam and nuts finish with soft, chewy tannins. A solid, everyday red that will pair well with spicy beef dishes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: honey roasted peppers, sour cherry compote, dark chocolate, and matcha
Taste Flavor: black raspberry jam and nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Stuffed Bell Peppers, Beef Teriyaki, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid, everyday red that will pair well with spicy beef dishes.

The Producer

Taylors Wines

The Producer
89a Winery Road
Auburn, South Australia 2049
Australia
61 -2 8585 3518

Their Portfolio

93 Jaraman 2014 Wakefield, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $19.99.
91 Jaraman 2016 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
90 Taylor Made 2016 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $22.00.
92 Taylor Made 2016 Malbec, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $19.00.
93 Taylor Made 2016 Malbec, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
90 Taylor Made 2017 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Taylor Made 2016 Malbec, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
86 Taylor Made 2017 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $25.00.
88 Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.99.
82 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Chardonnay, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
92 Taylors 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
91 Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
94 Taylors 2015 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
90 Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
91 Taylors 2016 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Taylors 2015 Padthaway, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
90 Taylors 2016 Adelaide Hills, Pinot Gris, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Taylors 2015 "Eighty Acres", Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $16.99.
88 Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Cabernet - Merlot, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
88 Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Shiraz - Cabernet, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.99.
92 Taylors 2014 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $19.99.
91 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.99.
93 Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $32.00.
84 Taylors 2016 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $32.00.
91 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
89 Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
91 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Tempranillo, McLaren Vale 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
91 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
92 Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
89 Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
91 Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $32.00.
90 Taylors 2016 Pinot Gris, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Taylors 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Taylors 2016 Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 14% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
92 Taylors 2014 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $22.00.
85 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
87 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
84 Taylors 2015 Special Release, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $15.00.
87 Taylors 2015 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $15.00.
87 Taylors 2016 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Taylors 2014 The Visionary, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $140.00.
84 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
87 Taylors 2015 80 Acres, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.00.
86 Taylors 2015 80 Acres, Shiraz-Cabernet-Merlot, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.00.
84 Taylors 2016 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.
90 Taylors 2016 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $32.00.
92 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.99.
89 Taylors 2016 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Taylors 2016 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.99.
91 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
86 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $13.00.
92 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
94 Taylors 2017 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Promised Land, Cabernet - Merlot, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $13.00.
90 Taylors 2015 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $12.99.
90 Taylors 2015 Special Release, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $12.99.
90 Taylors 2015 Eighty Acres, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.00.
88 Taylors 2015 Eighty Acres, Cabernet-Shiraz-Merlot, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.00.
91 Taylors 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $19.00.
91 Taylors 2015 Reserve Parcel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Taylors 2016 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
93 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley-Coonawarra 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Taylors 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
84 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills-Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Taylors 2016 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
90 Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
88 Taylors 2017 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
89 Taylors 2016 One Giant Leap, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $24.00.
89 Taylors 2016 Special Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $15.00.
93 Taylors 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
89 Taylors 2017 Tempranillo, McLaren Vale 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
93 Taylors 2014 The Pioneer Exceptional Parcel Release, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $140.00.
90 Taylors 2017 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Taylors 2017 St Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $32.00.
93 Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
94 Taylors 2015 St Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $50.00.
92 Taylors 2016 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Taylors 2016 Jaraman, Shiraz, Clare Valley-McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Taylors 2015 Jaraman, Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra-Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
91 Taylors 2017 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $18.00.
86 Taylors Winemakers Project 2017 Cellar Door Exclusive, Fiano, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $22.00.
85 Taylors Winemakers Project 2016 Pinot Noir, Tasmania 14% (Australia) $32.00.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $14.99.
85 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Promised Land, Chardonnay, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Promised Land, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Promised Land, Cabernet-Merlot, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Promised Land, Shiraz-Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $14.99.
84 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Promised Land, Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc, South Australia 12% (Australia) $14.99.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 80 Acres, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.99.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 80 Acres, Cabernet Shiraz Merlot, South Australia 14% (Australia) $15.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Pinot Gris, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Tempranillo, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $17.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $23.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
86 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $49.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $17.99.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Pinot Gris, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $17.99.
88 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Taylors Winemakers Project, Viognier, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $24.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2012 Taylors Winemakers Project, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $24.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 Cellar Door Exclusive, Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $24.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 Cellar Door Exclusive, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $24.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $49.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
86 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $17.99.
93 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
94 Wakefield/Taylors 2013 St. Andrews, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $49.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $49.99.
92 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 St. Andrews, Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13% (Australia) $49.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2014 Reserve Parcel, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $23.99.
91 Wakefield/Taylors 2012 St. Andrews, Riesling, Clare Valley 12.5% (Australia) $49.99.
90 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2015 Merlot, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $17.99.

Other Australian Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other important Australian reds besides Shiraz include Grenache, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, along with small quantities of Tempranillo, Malbec and a few others.

Pinot Noir performs beautifully in Western Australia, while Grenache and Morvedre can be found in several areas, including New South Wales and Barossa. These two Rhone varieties are often blended together; recently a highly acclaimed and popular Austrlaian red is GSM, referring to three grapes: Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. This blend is loosely based on the famed Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine from France's Rhone Valley.

Excellent versions of Cabernet Sauvignon are produced in several reigions including the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and Langhorne Creek.