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Taylors Pinot Noir Chardonnay Non-Vintage

Taylors have recently added some sparkle to their range.  They have also made it available in both traditional cork closure or the latest version of sparkling screw cap. There is quite a difference between the two closures and I would recommend the traditional route for now. While the screw cap is great for events, wines are not quite as fresh and several of the brands using this seal have caramel coated apple and nougat characters that override the fresh fruit.

Under cork, Taylor’s have captured the essence of summer fizz in the dry lemon, stonefruit and bread depths.  Creamy almonds round out the palate.  Soft, clean with fresh crispness along the long length, these bubbles offer refreshment on a warm summer day, a sense of occasion from the popping of the cork to the last sip.  A well made fizz with plenty to offer at a price that will please.

Date: November  2012   Price:  $19  Value:  $$     Drink: Now

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2 Responses to Taylors Pinot Noir Chardonnay Non-Vintage

  1. Julian says:

    Great blog, I just stumbled into it as it were.

    I was in a shop the other day and a customer and shop assistant were clearly puzzling over a bottle of this wine. It turned out they were trying to work out if it was ‘champagne’. I advised that it was made of similar varieties etc and it was thus purchased. So in a way I was glad to read your positive review as I have found Taylor’s to be average at best in recent years.

    By the way I enjoyed your chardonnay posts. Just out of interest have you had the Hoddles Creek chardonnay, I’ve been sold on it for years.

  2. admin says:

    Hi Julian

    I have found that some wine store staff are just not given enough training, while some are just spot on. If you get the bottle with the screw cap, it would be quite confusing for some I imagine. However, for the price – this is a good option I find if you go for the cork closure. The St Andrews range for Taylors is usually good well crafted and the others in the range are good reliable options for the price. Have you tried the Taylors Winemaker’s Project wines? They have some pretty exciting wines in that range.

    Thanks for the love on the Chardonnay posts, I have not had a recent bottle of Hoddles Creek. I shall look for it.

    Kind Regards

    Lisa

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