Taylors Wines is continuing its tradition of special edition magnum wines with the launch of the extremely limited 2013 The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon and 2013 The Pioneer Shiraz 1.5 litre, both housed in cabinets created by South Australian artisan craftsman Andrew Bartlett. The Visionary and The Pioneer are the pinnacle wines in the family-owned Taylors Wines range named after founder Bill Taylor Senior and his son Bill Taylor. The special edition magnum wines are only produced in the very best years from the family’s Clare Valley estate.
The magnum-size wines are housed in Bartlett’s bespoke cabinets. The two differ slightly to reflect the wine inside. Both are created from Tasmanian oak, with The Visionary utilising dark grain, while The Pioneer has a lighter tone. The cabinets are complimented by laser-etched metal detailing on the inside lip. The Pioneer features brass and The Visionary features stainless steel. The cabinets are accented with hand stitched Australian leather straps.
Taylors Wines is releasing just 100 handcrafted wines and matching cases. They are available from Taylors’ cellar door and duty-free stores for around $1000. If that’s a little outside your price range, the new vintage wines will also be available in smaller 750ml bottles for an RRP of $200.