Pinot Noir, Jules Taylor, 2020


This Pinot Noir is an intense little number with ripe mulberry and plum flavours. The palate is round and concentrated with the fruit balanced by earthy, savoury and spicy notes, suggesting a wine that will develop nicely over coming years. It has loads of supple, finely managed tannins and the finish is long, spicy and delicious.


Matthew Jukes, Wine Journalist on the 2019:

"Jules Taylor is a prodigiously talented winemaker and she has just celebrated her twentieth year making her eponymous portfolio of wines. Leading with this remarkable Pinot Noir, which is so keenly priced it makes all but a handful of Pinots in the world look embarrassed, this is a dark-hued and extraordinarily resonant wine. The nose is sensational with Auxey-Duresses and Monthélie allure and this sonorous call to arms is followed by admirable restraint on the palate coupled with hints of earth and spice.  This is a brilliant wine and one which should be in everyone’s cellar given its fruit purity, freshness and thrilling balance."

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Light & Perfumed; Fruity & Uplifting
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Decorum says

Jules Taylor

A British Lions’ tour to New Zealand is a compelling event for rugby fans…at the same time, it also offered an excellent opportunity to engage with the country’s wines. So, three days were spent in the Marlborough region, determined, as we were, to find a pristine example of Sauvignon Blanc, a wine for which UK demand was growing massively. The return flight saw 36 bottles packed into the hold, and once these had been allowed to rest, subsequent tasting revealed a clear winner: Jules Taylor. We had met her purely by chance. What stood out was that the wines were quality-driven, produced in relatively small quantities, and, importantly, she did not wish to see her name stacked on the shelves of the supermarkets, thereby subject to discount after discount after discount. We immediately shipped her 2004 Sauvignon Blanc…we have the 2019 currently available.
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