This fine evening, over an evening of cards, we unscrewed a 40th anniversary release of Taylors St Andrews (limited release) Cabernet Sauvignon from the well regarded Clare Valley in South Australia.
This bottle, in the more pricey $$-$$$ bracket was not disappointing. Given about fifteen minutes (or perhaps more) to breathe in the bottle, the initial pour was quite outstanding. A very nice ruby red colour (pictured above) complete with a perfumed smoky scent.
The body was quite lush and viscous, as a somewhat forceful swill was to reveal. Even in rather cheap glasses, the wine really stood out. Strong tannins and oak in flavour with ever so slight hints of mint and blackcurrant; with a peppery finish.
The wine on the whole was well received by all on the night, the bottle not lasting very long!