Full Review

Masterstroke

Masterstroke
2018 Cabernet Shiraz Red Blend, Clare Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$42

Masterstroke
2018 Cabernet Shiraz Red Blend, Clare Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of new car leather, peppery bbq sauce, black cherry, and nutella with a satiny, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish that presents notes of fresh black pepper in a carolina bbq sauce, black cherry, leather, and garden herbs with a suggestion of oak flavor. An open fire, several pieces of beef, a couple bottles of this wine, and your planning is done.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: new car leather, peppery bbq sauce, black cherry, and nutella
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of fresh black pepper in a carolina bbq sauce, black cherry, leather, and garden herbs
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An open fire, several pieces of beef, a couple bottles of this wine, and your planning is done.

The Producer

Wakefield Taylors Wines

The Producer
89A Winery Road
Auburn, South Australia 5451
Australia
61 08-8849 1111

Their Portfolio

94 Jaraman 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
93 Jaraman 2019 Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
92 Jaraman 2020 Grenache, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $22.00.
92 Jaraman 2019 Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley 14% (Australia) $22.00.
89 Jaraman 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley/Coonawarra 14.5% (Australia) $24.00.
88 Jaraman 2020 Shiraz, Clare Valley/McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $24.00.
91 Masterstroke 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 14.0% (Australia) $44.00.
92 Masterstroke 2019 Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $44.00.
90 Masterstroke 2018 Cabernet Shiraz Red Blend, Clare Valley 14% (Australia) $42.00.
93 Masterstroke 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Coonawarra 14% (Australia) $42.00.
90 Masterstroke 2020 Shiraz, McLaren Vale 14.5% (Australia) $42.00.
94 St. Andrews 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $53.00.
94 St. Andrews 2019 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $53.00.
87 Taylor Made 2020 Rosé, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $22.00.
88 Taylor Made 2021 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $22.00.
87 Taylor Made 2022 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $22.00.
89 Taylors Estate 2022 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Taylors Estate 2023 Rosé, Pinot Noir, McLaren Vale 13% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2019 Estate Label, Shiraz, Limestone Coast 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Wakefield/Taylors 2020 Rosé, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Wakefield/Taylors 2021 Rosé, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.

Other Red

Wine Glass Zinfandel.jpg
Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other red is a large category that covers many red wines from around the globe that are made from lesser-known varieties. These include Albarossa and Ruché from Piedmont in Italy, Touriga from Virginia and numerous blended reds from California, Washington and other states in the US as well as Argentina, Chile and Spain.

Many of these reds are robust and somewhat spicy; while they can age for several years in some cases, most are meant for consumption upon release. Pair them with a variety of foods, from tapas and empanadas to barbecued beef and young sheep's cheeses.