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Accolades & Reviews



Every now and then someone else likes one of the wines we make so much, that they give us an award for it.

NZ | 90 Points
JTW 2018 Marlborough Pinot Noir

A well crafted Pinot Noir with a bouquet of fresh, crisp and crunchy red fruits - cherry and wild raspberry , fresh cranberry and yellow plum. An easy and moderate layer of oak with scents of vanilla and a little clove. Dry, fruity, crisp textures with abundant acidity contrasted by just warm alcohol and flavours of red berries with an overlay of oak and oak spice. Balanced, well made, youthful and poised for ageing. Decant for service with best drinking from late 2020 through 2024.

Cameron Douglas M.S. Wine Reviews
USA | 91 Points
JTW 2017 Marlborough Pinot Noir

Sourced from the Southern Valleys, Jules Taylor's 2017 Pinot Noir offers up smoky notes of grilled plums. It's medium to full-bodied but remarkably supple and fresh atthe same time, with additional notes of baking spices andred fruit coming through on the finish.

Wine Advocate
USA | 92 Points / Editors Choice
JTW 2017 Marlborough Gruner Veltliner

This is a fruity, likable wine, with fragrances of honey-flecked pear, peach, white flower blossom and white pepper. The palate is a delicious play between orchard fruit, creamy texture and chalky acidity, finishing on a sweet fruited, peppery note

Wine Enthusiast
NZ | 91 Points
JTW 2017 Marlborough Chardonnay

Spicy aromas alongside fennel and asparagus. Great finesse.

James Suckling
NZ | 4.5 Stars
JTW 2018 Marlborough Pinot Gris

Grown in the Awatere and Wairau valleys, the light lemon/green 2018 vintage (4.5*) was mostly handled in tanks; 5 per cent of the blend was oak-aged. Produced in a dry style (2 grams/litre of residual sugar), it is attractively scented and full-bodied, with vibrant, youthful flavours of pears, apples and lychees, gentle spicy notes, a touch of complexity and a smooth, lingering finish. Best drinking 2020+.

Michael Cooper
NZ | 96 points
OTQ 2017 Marlborough OTQ Pinot Noir

Wonderfully fruited and seductively complex, the wine shows dark berry, thyme, cake spice and roasted nut characters on the nose with nuances of olive and game. The palate exhibits outstanding concentration and depth, splendidly enhanced by refined mouthfeel and polished tannins. Rich yet elegant with a lingering seamless finish. At its best: now to 2025. $45.00. Dec 2019.

Wine Orbit Review
NZ | 91 Points
OTQ 2017 Marlborough OTQ Chardonnay

Fragrant, floral grüner veltliner, with classic citrus and green tea flavours. A precise, pure wine supported by a backbone of fruity acidity that gives the wine freshness and helps drive a lengthy finish

Bob Campbell M.W. Wine Reviews
NZ | 91 Points
JTW 2018 Marlborough Gruner Veltliner

The wine is delightfully fruited and elegantly expressed on the nose showing rockmelon, fig, lemon peel and subtle oatmeal characters, followed by a finely textured and focused palate that is juicy and persistent. The wine offers lovely palate weight and delicate complexity, making it a lovely partner to light seafood dishes. At its best: now to 2022. Oct 2019.

Wine Orbit Review
NZ | 91 Points
JTW 2018 Gisborne Rosé

Wine Orbit Review
US | James Suckling 90 Points
JTW 2018 Marlborough OTQ Rose

This has attractive, smooth style and delivers a bright array of red-fruit flavors on a fresh, creamy palate. Drink now. Screw cap.