Taylor Wines releases $8000 wine cabinet

wineFamily-owned winery, Taylor Wines, has released a six-litre handcrafted artisan cabinet and imperial bottle of The Pioneer Shiraz 2012.

Only five of the rare collector’s cabinets will be released for sale through select duty-free retailers and Taylor’s cellar door with a recommended retail price of $8000 AUD.

Third generation Taylor family member and MD Mitchell Taylor said: “Just like The Visionary cabinet before it, The Pioneer artisan cabinet was made with extreme attention to detail. The materials and craft behind this elegant piece truly capture the significance of this wine to our family. We’re very proud to be showcasing The Pioneer in this way.”

Those who purchase the cabinet will receive an e-mail direct from Mitchell Taylor giving them an open forum to ask questions about their wine purchase.

“From purchase to arrival, each stage along the way is an effort to bring the buyer on the journey. We want to ensure that the investment they’ve made into this wine will reward them in the future, which is why we’ve given them a direct line of contact to the winemaking team,” Mitchell said.

Each handcrafted cabinet is made from a single piece of rare Tasmanian Blackheart Sassafras.

Brass finishings and fixtures are used throughout, complete with an individual Spanish-made locking system to secure the cabinet for storage. The external sides of the cabinet are then adorned with polished brass plates, featuring Taylor’s iconic seahorse emblem.

The Pioneer Shiraz 2012 is also available in 750ml, packaged in a luxury gift box and metallic gold outer sleeve, sitting proudly in similar fashion to The Visionary Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is a tribute to Taylors patriarch Bill Taylor, who, with his father, first founded the Taylor family winery in the Clare Valley back in 1969 with the vision to craft a wine of their own that could compete on the world stage.

Recently, Taylors Wines 2012 St Andrews Riesling has taken out the title as ‘Best New World Riesling’ at the 2016 Best of Riesling Awards in Germany. The highly awarded vintage was singled out by a 100-member expert jury who tasted and evaluated more than 2600 Rieslings from 14 counties, 3 continents and 27 wine regions. The award is significant not only to the Taylor family but recognises the quality and benchmark set by the Clare Valley region for producing world renowned rieslings.

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