By Andrew Starke
Taylors Wines' 2004 Taylors St Andrews Clare Valley Shiraz has won a gold medal and was rated among the top 10 shiraz wines in the world at an annual international shiraz competition – Syrah du Monde.
387 wine samples were submitted to the competition from 27 countries with Australia taking home five gold medals and eleven silvers.
Ben Schild Reserve Shiraz 2007 from Schild Estate Wines was the other Australian representative in the top ten and also received a gold medal.
The Syrah du Monde – which means ‘Shiraz of the World’ – recognises the best shiraz wines from around the world and attracts some of the best wine judges.
The show took place between 2-4 June, 2010 in Ampuis, a village in France’s northern Rhone Valley often referred to as the home of shiraz.
2010 marks the fourth consecutive year that Taylors St Andrews Shiraz has claimed a coveted gold medal at the show.
“This win further reinforces Australia’s position as a world-class producer of premium shiraz,” said Taylors Wines MD Mitchell Taylor.
“Our St Andrews Shiraz has performed very well at this show for four years and it is extremely gratifying to see the consistent quality across the vintages.”
“To be rated in the top ten of the world is an absolute dream for me and my family,” he added.
The 2004 St Andrews Shiraz is one of four varieties in Taylors’ premium flagship range and has a RRP of $60.
For a full list of winners, click here.