By Deborah Jackson, editor National Liquor News

Taylors Wines has launched its first ever Viognier as part of its Taylors Winemaker’s Project (TWP) range.

The 2014 TWP Viognier has been launched along with the 2012 TWP Shiraz, with both wines exclusively available from Taylors Clare Valley Cellar Door and online cellar door.

Viognier was first planted on the Taylor family estate in 2004; five hectares across three separate blocks within the St Andrews vineyard. In 2014, the winemakers experimented with a parcel on its own and were so delighted with the result that it was released under the TWP label.

The TWP wines are crafted from small parcels of fruit picked from low cropping vines, specially chosen by the winemaking team.

TWP provides Taylors' winemaking team the opportunity to experiment and innovate with new grape varieties and different winemaking styles.

Mitchell Taylor, Taylors’ third generation managing director, said the team was excited to give Taylors Cellar Door visitors and online cellar door customers the chance to taste wines they won’t be able to buy anywhere else.

“We’re thrilled to be adding these exclusive new wines to the TWP range. Visiting the Taylors Cellar Door is a special experience and these wines will give visitors a taste of Taylors they won’t be able to have anywhere else,” Taylor said. 

2014 TWP Viognier RRP $25: displays an aroma of delicate floral, apricot and sweet spice, with rich flavours of dried apricots and a touch of citrus. The finish is balanced with fine French oak on the palate.

2012 TWP Shiraz RRP $25: expresses a reserved tone at first but with time in the glass will open to reveal its true beauty. The nose is complex and enticing with dark berry fruit and juicy plum aromas along with a bouquet of spice, cedar and hints of chocolate and roasted coffee.

The Shout Team

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