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Wakefield/Taylors

Wakefield/Taylors
2015 Promised Land, Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Other Australian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: .344%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$14.99

Wakefield/Taylors
2015 Promised Land, Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Other Australian White

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: .344%
Bright light gold color. Lively, fruity, earthy citrusy sweaty aromas of bitter lemon, lemon sweet tarts, lemon pepper, and gravel with a lively, dry medium-full body and a peppery, refreshing, brisk finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & lively
Aroma Aroma: bitter lemon, lemon sweet tarts, lemon pepper, and gravel
Taste Flavor: peppery, refreshing, brisk
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Fried Smelts, Sautéed Shrimp With Yellow And Red Peppers, Chicken Piccata
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Recommended

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 White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
While Chardonnay and Riesling are the two most famous varieties planted in Australia, there are other important whites. Semillon, especially from the Hunter Valley is a notable white, medium-bodied and dry with unique flavors of melon and fig. Sauvignon Blanc is planted in large number in the Margaret River and Adelaide Hills sections and produces a rich, lightly herbal wine.

Muscat has become more widely planted in Australia the past decade, thanks in part to the worldwide craze for this aromatic white. The Rutherglen Muscats, deep amber in color and with an almost syrupy texture, are quite famous.

In smaller numbers, Pinot Gris, Viognier and Verdelho, this last a simple white for early quaffing, round out production of white wine in Australia.