The annual New York World Wine & Spirits Competition (NYWWSC) has awarded the $15 2015 Taylors Promised Land Shiraz with the top honour of Best Shiraz.
The 2015 drop came out on top in the highly competitive shiraz category and received the highest recognition of a Double Gold medal at the prestigious annual competition.
It was a hat-trick for Taylors shiraz wines, with Gold medals also going to the 2015 Estate Shiraz ($20) and 2015 Reserve Parcel Shiraz ($25).
This is the first time the winery has won a trophy at NYWWSC but follows on three Double Gold medals in 2015 for the 2013 St Andrews Shiraz, 2014 Estate Shiraz and 2014 Estate Merlot.
Taylors third generation Managing Director Mitchell Taylor said he was thrilled to see the family’s Promised Land range succeed at such a prestigious international competition.
“The team is ecstatic – our Promised Land range presents true value to wine drinkers and is a showcase of South Australia’s premier wine regions,” Mitchell said.
“It’s such a compliment to receive this recognition in the US among wines from around the globe. The United States remains an important market for our family winery.”
The US is the largest wine market in the world, by volume, with 158 million wine drinkers and growing. Australia is the second largest importer of wine (behind Italy) with 7.3 million cases sold in the last year according to recent Wine Australia data (total US off-trade still wine sales, year ending 10/07/16).
Shiraz is the most exported variety from Australia to the US, with Aussie shiraz accounting for 62 per cent of the total category – the most of any other country – according to Wine Australia.
NYWWSC judging panel is led by Competition Chairman Anthony Dias Blue, Editor of Tasting Panel Magazine, and is joined by judges from across the wine and hospitality industries. According to the organisers, NYWWSC is of the largest competitions for the retail beverage industry in the world.
Taylors Wines are available at all good wine retailers throughout Australia and online at www.taylorswines.com.au.