Wakefield (Taylors) The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

australia cabernet sauvignon

Wakefield (Taylors) The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

wakefield the visionary
Back in 1969, Bill Taylor bought 440 acres of land on the banks of the Wakefield River, near Auburn in the Clare valley. At this time, the Australian wine industry was focused on making fortified wines. But Bill wanted to make great Cabernet to rival the top wines of Bordeaux.

Taylors (known in export markets as Wakefield) have now released a super-cuvee Cabernet in honour of Bill, titled ‘The Visionary’. It’s an exceptional wine, and I suspect we’ll only really know how good it is in a couple of decades. I’m a big fan of Clare Cabernet: it’s under-appreciated.

This is an expensive wine (Aus$130), but compared with what Penfolds are asking for their Bin series wines these days, it’s a bargain of sorts, because it is pretty serious.

Wakefield (Taylors) The Visionary Exceptional Parcel Release 2009 Clare Valley, Australia
14% alcohol. Sweet, ripe, pure blackberry and blackcurrant fruit nose with some slightly savoury blackcurrant bud notes. The palate is sweet, concentrated, ripe and dense but also has freshness and good acidity. It’s essence of Cabernet Sauvignon, combining attractive sweet fruit with concentration and structure. I reckon it will age well. 94/100

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2 thoughts on “Wakefield (Taylors) The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

  1. Hi Rachelle,

    You are a very lucky individual to have received a bottle of the inaugural vintage of The Visionary.

    This wine is certainly designed for long term maturation and will cellar well for 15-20 years should you so wish.

    If you do choose to drink it anytime in the next couple of years we thoroughly recommend that you double decant the wine and allow it around one hour to breath. The transformation in this wine that you will see over this period is quite amazing and will ensure that you can thoroughly appreciate the wine.

    Enjoy!

    Jonathan

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