June 2018 | Antonia Howarth-Wass
ADAM EGGINS, who attended Deloraine High School, and for the past 20 years been a winemaker for Taylor’s Wines in South Australia’s Clare Valley, has won the highest award for his ‘The Visionary’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2014.
Awarded in Lyon, France by the Concours Internationale des Cabernet, it is selected by France’s top sommeliers from a sample of 250 wines.
This is by no means Adam’s first award but it represents something of a crowning success for Taylor’s who have accumulated international fame in recent years with Adam at the helm.
“Australian wines are recognised for their immediate freshness, generous flavours and diverse styles. It is a testament to the consistent quality of Australian wine,” says Managing Director, Mitchell Taylor of this renowned family owned winery.
“Cabernet is the heart and soul of our business and it is the very first variety we planted on the family estate back in 1969,”says Mitchell.
France is the birthplace of Cabernet Sauvignon but with a South Australian winning the title of World’s Best Cabernet 2018, it would be fair to say that Taylor’s have made it their own.
The award comes on the back of a string of accolades gained since Adam Eggins became Chief Winemaker, which includes World’s Most Awarded Winery 2017 and World’s Most Awarded Wine by the World Association of Wine Writers and Journalists for a 2013 Chardonnay.
Adam was unavailable for comment, but he is known to have returned to Tasmania for a short period and assisted Jansz Vineyards in the Tamar Valley to develop their now growing reputation for sparkling wines.