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    now - 2045
  • Food Pairing

    Tournedos Rossini, Sauteed fillet of Venison & assortment of hard matured cheeses

Crafted to embody our founding vision, The Legacy is the culmination of a fifty-year winemaking journey. Great care has been taken to ensure this wine is delivered as the family intended and that its integrity and quality are maintained. The Legacy is the result of experience, patience and a never ending pursuit of perfection. This wine is a tribute to our past and a treasure for the future. “The Legacy represents an enduring family journey that honours our history and sets a benchmark for generations to come.” Mitchell Taylor, Managing Director & Winemaker

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The Story

Crafted to embody our founding vision, The Legacy is the result of experience, patience and a never ending pursuit of perfection.  It is a tribute to our past and a treasure for the future.

Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon (+Merlot and Cabernet Franc)

The crafting of The Legacy could be described as a journey; one which began initially with the construction of the individual wines that make up the completed blend. Firstly, the Cabernet Sauvignon. The majority of the blend was sourced from a series of exceptional vineyard blocks on the Taylor family estate, including A70 and E20 from the St Andrews vineyard, and the W10 block, an older vineyard located on the Wakefield river flats. There was another parcel sourced from one of our long term grower partners in the Coonawarra region. Next, the Merlot. Again, the majority was sourced from the Taylor family estate whilst another small parcel came from the same grower partners in the Coonawarra region. Lastly, there was a small parcel of Cabernet Franc, selected for aromatic lift, and this too was sourced from the Coonawarra region.


After receipt of the fruit into our winery cellars, each parcel was gently de-stemmed and then quickly chilled to 4°C in the must lines prior to being transferred to stainless steel fermenters and cold soaked for a period of five days.

The majority of the Cabernet Sauvignon was then transferred to a selection of fine grained, high quality French oak. The art of barrel fermentation is a practice that we have been perfecting in our winery for more than a decade. The fermenting must is gently mixed using our gas mixing system – each barrel afforded individual attention, twice daily. After primary fermentation, malolactic fermentation also takes place in barrel and then the upright barrels are carefully sealed with food grade silicon to allow an extended period of skin contact which softens the tannin profile and contributes to the sublime texture of the wine.

The Merlot parcels received a week of cold soaking and then fermentation in stainless steel. Fractional Merlot pressings were used in the blend to add richness and density to the structure and texture.

The Cabernet Franc was fermented at relatively cool temperatures to preserve the aromatic quality of the variety.

Oak maturation:

The wine had generous time in French oak barrels, starting with about 8 weeks on skins post fermentation. An integral part of The Legacy lies in the specific barrels used for long term aging. Vicard, a sixth generation cooperage in France, supplied a selection of its finest barrels, fine grained, lightly toasted barrels specifically for this wine, the staves of which were seasoned for a period of 48 months prior to assembling. The wine enjoyed 36 months maturation in a cool, temperature controlled cellar, allowing the oak to impart powerful savoury characters and textural richness.


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Wine Information

Production: 1,080 bottles

The growing season in the lead up to vintage 2014 saw average autumn and winter rainfalls and temperatures in line with long term averages. The rainfall for spring was below average; however vine vigour was still good due to the presence of subsurface moisture from regular winter rains. During the first week of December there was a cool change and 16 mm of rain fell. The remainder of the month and the first half of January were dry and warm with thankfully no heatwaves due to regular cool changes. From mid-January to mid-February however, hot conditions prevailed. Harvest commenced early due to the warmer weather but then a big downpour of rain mid-February brought the hot conditions to an end and for the remainder of the month, the weather was mild with cooler than average temperatures. These cooler conditions retained acid levels and slowed sugar development thus crucially allowing adequate time for physiological ripeness. The mild conditions continued through March, allowing for ideal ripening conditions for the red varieties, particularly Cabernet Sauvignon.

Acidity: 7.06 g/L

Alcohol: 14.5%

pH: 3.43

Residual Sugar: 0.73 g/L

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Colour A dark garnet red of medium intensity with some development to the hue.

Nose A polished wonder of red berry fruit, spice, cedar and lifted tobacco. Overall, very complex with many interwoven elements and layers.

Palate A textural expression of the blended varieties with Cabernet Sauvignon most evident showing the luscious cassis version of blackcurrant along with subtle, nutty notes. The savoury complexity delivered by quality French oak marries seamlessly with concentrated, yet delicately presented fruit to deliver a wine of both charm and substance. The wine concludes its perfectly poised journey across the palate with impeccable length and persistence.

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