South Australia’s Taylors Wines is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a limited batch described as its finest wine to date. Legacy 2014 celebrates the founding purpose of the family-owned winery, that is to craft new world wines that stand tall against the iconic wines of the old world.
Taking inspiration from these wines, The Legacy 2014 is predominantly cabernet sauvignon, with small parcels of merlot and cabernet franc. There are just 1,080 individual bottles of The Legacy 2014. This extremely rare wine will be available from May 1 in select fine wine retailers and Taylors’ cellar door for AUD$1,000 each.
Chief Winemaker Adam Eggins says The Legacy 2014 is accessible. That you almost fall into it. “It has a huge presence but is still delicate at the same time. It’s a wonderful experience.”
“The Legacy is a testament to my grandfather and father’s work in establishing the Taylor name across the wine industry,” adds Mitchell Taylor, Managing Director and third generation winemaker.
The Legacy 2014 is housed within a bespoke case, with The Legacy name emblazoned in silver. Included within is a certificate of authenticity, as well as a book containing a detailed history of Taylors Wines, and a family tree of the Taylor’s past and present.
Taylors is also using this release as an opportunity to unveil a world-first, protective bottle overcap and security chip. The security chip enables purchasers of The Legacy to access information about the wine through their smartphone using NFC technology. Through a dedicated app, purchasers can also access important security details, confirming that the wine is authentic and unopened.
Taylors Wines is located in South Australia’s Clare Valley. Bill Taylor Snr founded the brand with his sons in the late ’60s. Once a family of Sydney publicans, the Taylors entered the wine industry to realise their passion for crafting fine wines.