Trophy for “International Champion 2022” – VINUS International Wine and Spirits Competition 2022
“A $22 bottle of shiraz from South Australia has been crowned the best wine in the world at a prestigious international contest.
The Taylors Estate Shiraz 2020 beat out high-end rivals from around the globe to scoop the top prize at the annual VINUS International Wine & Spirits Competition in Argentina.
The family-owned winery claimed the coveted title of International Champion 2022 for its red wine – after being judged by a panel of sommeliers, winemakers, journalists and trade experts.” – Channel 7
“We’re proud of our Estate Shiraz’s reputation as one of Australia’s top value-for-money wines. This award is a testament to our winemaking team and their ability to produce a wine that’s been loved worldwide for more than 50 years.”
(You also, will most certainly not pay $22 a bottle if we have anything to say about it!)
The accolades just keep rolling in for Taylors
You can see why this has one of the most impressive wine show records in Australia – not least the previous vintage taking out BEST SHIRAZ IN AUSTRALIA in the 2015 Visy Shiraz Challenge. It is elegant with pristine fruit intensity and superb balance. Aromas and flavours of blackberry, plum, vanilla pod and liquorice abound. Simply delicious. The tannins silky and flavour very very long. And now with the VINUS International Wine and Spirits Competition 2022 top prize… what are you waiting for?
At release, this Shiraz is a dark red colour with ruby red hues. On the nose the wine displays dark plum, redcurrant and red cherry fruits along with subtle chocolate and a touch of oak derived spice. The palate is plump & generous with ripe fruit characters of plum, cherry and redcurrant. Mocha coffee and subtle aniseed characters are also present along with vanillan oak to balance the fruit flavours. The wine is medium-bodied with a soft mid-palate & pleasing tannin structure. It is a well balanced wine with great texture, good length and enjoyable fruit flavours on the finish. The wine was matured in American oak for 12 months followed by fining, minimal filtration & bottling. Crafted for immediate enjoyment but will cellar over a medium term under ideal conditions.
Fox at The Door Gold Reserve Shiraz
Fox at the Door Wine is a boutique producer with a unique wine proposition. They passionately produce about wine and highlights the best of the Australia wine region. Each region has a signature and Fox at the Door work to bring you that unique region in every bottle. The 2018 Gold Reserve Shiraz grapes were carefully selected from premium Barossa Valley vineyards. They diligently fermented for seven days and then matured for 24 months in seasoned American oak barrels to build the complexity and structure.
The wine has lifted aromas of berry fruits and spice, combined with flavours of ripe raspberry, dark cherry and chocolate, producing a delicious and approachable wine with excellent length.
A true star of the Barossa Valley Region!