Jules Taylor worked at Cloudy Bay and was mentored by Kim Crawford before launching her own label more than 10 years ago. Her Sauvignon Blanc is accessibly styled relatively soft and approachable, with a citric-herb nose.

 

ジュルズテイラー ソーヴィニヨン・ブラン  原産地:: マルボロー 希望小売価格: ¥2700 750ml, 2016  ワイナート86ポイント  爆発的なパッションフルーツやグーズベリーのリッチな香り、はろ若いグレープフルーツの果実、フレッシュなライムのグリーンな酸、白コショウのスピシーさがとなったハーベイシャスなワイン。  詳しく Matthew Jukes - UK's most influential wine writer "My top Sauvignon Blanc of the whole tasting, and bear in mind NZ makes oceans of this grape, was Jules Taylor’s scintillating version. The depth of flavour and Zen-like delivery is a wonder to behold – this will change your flavour parameters for Sauvignon Blanc.  This is another winner with the Slow roast salmon fillet recipe." Silver - Air New Zealand Wine Awards Silver - International Wine & Spirit Competition Silver - Marlborough Wine Show Silver - NZ International Wine Show 5 Stars - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews This Sauvignon Blanc captures the true essence of Marlborough. Aromas leap out of the glass in an explosion of passionfruit, grapefruit, white fleshed nectarines and notes of nettle and jalapeño pepper. The palate shows concentrated flavours of citrus, passionfruit and lemon grass. It has a nice texture with a firm backbone of juicy acidity.

ジュルズテイラー ソーヴィニヨン・ブラン 

原産地:: マルボロー

希望小売価格: ¥2700

750ml, 2016

 ワイナート86ポイント

 爆発的なパッションフルーツやグーズベリーのリッチな香り、はろ若いグレープフルーツの果実、フレッシュなライムのグリーンな酸、白コショウのスピシーさがとなったハーベイシャスなワイン。

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Matthew Jukes - UK's most influential wine writer
"My top Sauvignon Blanc of the whole tasting, and bear in mind NZ makes oceans of this grape, was Jules Taylor’s scintillating version. The depth of flavour and Zen-like delivery is a wonder to behold – this will change your flavour parameters for Sauvignon Blanc.  This is another winner with the Slow roast salmon fillet recipe."

Silver - Air New Zealand Wine Awards
Silver - International Wine & Spirit Competition
Silver - Marlborough Wine Show
Silver - NZ International Wine Show
5 Stars - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

This Sauvignon Blanc captures the true essence of Marlborough. Aromas leap out of the glass in an explosion of passionfruit, grapefruit, white fleshed nectarines and notes of nettle and jalapeño pepper. The palate shows concentrated flavours of citrus, passionfruit and lemon grass. It has a nice texture with a firm backbone of juicy acidity.

ジュルズテイラー Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc  ソーヴィニヨンブラン(甘口) 原産地:: マルボロー 希望小売価格: ¥3700 375ml, 2014 熟した核果物、スイカズラ、スパイシーなオレンジの繊細な香り。味わいはマンダリンオレンジ、熟したすもも、かすかなクローヴの凝縮した、官能的な甘さがある。ソーヴィニョンブランからくるやわらかな酸味が、甘さを抑えて豊かな味わいのバランスを取っている。 Delicate aromas of ripe stone fruits, honeysuckle and spiced orange. The palate is decadently sweet with concentrated flavours of mandarin, ripe nectarine and honey with hints of cloves. A soft line of acidity from its Sauvignon Blanc heritage cuts through the sweetness to balance the rich flavours to perfection. Luscious! The bright light yellow/green 2015 vintage (4*) was handled without oak. It has a gently honeyed bouquet, leading into a finely balanced wine with rich, ripe, peachy, non-herbaceous flavours, slightly honeyed, sweet (169 grams/litre of residual sugar) and youthful. Well worth cellaring  詳しく  

ジュルズテイラー Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc  ソーヴィニヨンブラン(甘口)

原産地:: マルボロー

希望小売価格: ¥3700

375ml, 2014

熟した核果物、スイカズラ、スパイシーなオレンジの繊細な香り。味わいはマンダリンオレンジ、熟したすもも、かすかなクローヴの凝縮した、官能的な甘さがある。ソーヴィニョンブランからくるやわらかな酸味が、甘さを抑えて豊かな味わいのバランスを取っている。

Delicate aromas of ripe stone fruits, honeysuckle and spiced orange. The palate is decadently sweet with concentrated flavours of mandarin, ripe nectarine and honey with hints of cloves. A soft line of acidity from its Sauvignon Blanc heritage cuts through the sweetness to balance the rich flavours to perfection. Luscious!

The bright light yellow/green 2015 vintage (4*) was handled without oak. It has a gently honeyed bouquet, leading into a finely balanced wine with rich, ripe, peachy, non-herbaceous flavours, slightly honeyed, sweet (169 grams/litre of residual sugar) and youthful. Well worth cellaring

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ジュルズテイラー ロゼ 原産地: ギボン 希望小売価格: ¥2700 750ml, 2016 明るいスイカのようなピンクロゼ。ラズベリー、いちご、チェリーのあふれんばかりの香り。明るい赤系のベリーと繊細なスパイス、果実味あふれる爽やかな味わい Raymond Chan Wine Reviews - 4 Stars "The nose is fresh with firmly packed and intense aroma of strawberries and cream and a little raspberry fruit, with lifted red florals. The fruit is vibrant and mouthwatering, unfolding hints of confectionary. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a fine and elegantly concentrated, deep, core of strawberries, and raspberries and cream, along with bright red floral notes.  The palate is refreshing and vigorous with bright acidity, and a thirst-quenching, dry, fine-textured line.  The wine flows with good linearity, leading to a long, mouth-wateringly dry finish of strawberries, raspberries and cherries. Winemakers notes Bright watermelon pink in colour, this Rosé is brimming with gorgeous raspberry, strawberry and red cherry aromas.The palate is fresh and juicy with bright red berry flavours and a dash of delicate spice. It has a nice balance and a dry, fruit filled finish. Every JT Rosé, begins it’s life in the middle of the night, with the harvesting of the fruit in the cool temperatures of the first few hours of the day. At the winery I quickly crush the grapes and then hold the freshly released juice in contact with the grape skins for a precise amount of time. This “time on skins” allows the bright red colours and delightful aromas found only in the skins of the grapes to infuse into the juice. This is the key step to making a good Rosé. Following this the juice was gently pressed and allowed to settle for 48 hours. After racking off the lees, I then kicked off a long and cool fermentation with a selected yeast strain. The wine was then protein and cold-stabilised and and sealed it with a screw cap to lock in its fresh fruit flavours. 詳しく

ジュルズテイラー ロゼ

原産地: ギボン

希望小売価格: ¥2700

750ml, 2016

明るいスイカのようなピンクロゼ。ラズベリー、いちご、チェリーのあふれんばかりの香り。明るい赤系のベリーと繊細なスパイス、果実味あふれる爽やかな味わい

Raymond Chan Wine Reviews - 4 Stars
"The nose is fresh with firmly packed and intense aroma of strawberries and cream and a little raspberry fruit, with lifted red florals. The fruit is vibrant and mouthwatering, unfolding hints of confectionary. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has a fine and elegantly concentrated, deep, core of strawberries, and raspberries and cream, along with bright red floral notes.  The palate is refreshing and vigorous with bright acidity, and a thirst-quenching, dry, fine-textured line.  The wine flows with good linearity, leading to a long, mouth-wateringly dry finish of strawberries, raspberries and cherries.

Winemakers notes

Bright watermelon pink in colour, this Rosé is brimming with gorgeous raspberry, strawberry and red cherry aromas.The palate is fresh and juicy with bright red berry flavours and a dash of delicate spice. It has a nice balance and a dry, fruit filled finish.

Every JT Rosé, begins it’s life in the middle of the night, with the harvesting of the fruit in the cool temperatures of the first few hours of the day. At the winery I quickly crush the grapes and then hold the freshly released juice in contact with the grape skins for a precise amount of time. This “time on skins” allows the bright red colours and delightful aromas found only in the skins of the grapes to infuse into the juice. This is the key step to making a good Rosé. Following this the juice was gently pressed and allowed to settle for 48 hours. After racking off the lees, I then kicked off a long and cool fermentation with a selected yeast strain. The wine was then protein and cold-stabilised and and sealed it with a screw cap to lock in its fresh fruit flavours.

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ジュルズテイラー ピノグリー  原産地:: マルボロー 希望小売価格: SOLD OUT (お問い合わせください) 750ml, 2015   かすかにスパイスを感じ、洋梨と核果物、グレープフルーツの芯の香りの素晴らしいコンビネーション。 洋梨と核果物のこの特徴は、一部野生酵母とシュール・リーで熟成させたことで生まれる、クリーミーなナッツのニュアンスとともに感じることができます。 A beautiful textural Pinot Gris with lucious pear, white peach, tangerine peel and aromatic stone fruit flavours. The partial wild ferment imparts extra richness, and exotic complexity while the lees stiring contributes a complimentary nutty, biscuity minerality. There is no flabby fat on this taught, beautiful Pinot Gris with the wine remaining almost bone dry at 1.8 g/l RS. The palate is layered and textured but underpinned throughout by a vibrant crystalline acidity and great fruit intensity. I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a kiwis Pinot Gris this much in years! 

ジュルズテイラー ピノグリー 

原産地:: マルボロー

希望小売価格: SOLD OUT (お問い合わせください)

750ml, 2015

 

かすかにスパイスを感じ、洋梨と核果物、グレープフルーツの芯の香りの素晴らしいコンビネーション。 洋梨と核果物のこの特徴は、一部野生酵母とシュール・リーで熟成させたことで生まれる、クリーミーなナッツのニュアンスとともに感じることができます。

A beautiful textural Pinot Gris with lucious pear, white peach, tangerine peel and aromatic stone fruit flavours. The partial wild ferment imparts extra richness, and exotic complexity while the lees stiring contributes a complimentary nutty, biscuity minerality. There is no flabby fat on this taught, beautiful Pinot Gris with the wine remaining almost bone dry at 1.8 g/l RS. The palate is layered and textured but underpinned throughout by a vibrant crystalline acidity and great fruit intensity. I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a kiwis Pinot Gris this much in years! 

ジュルズテイラー グリューナー・フェルトリーナー 原産地:: マルボロー 希望小売価格: 2700 750ml, 2014 マールボロに特徴的な、伝統的な旧世界のスタイル。明るい黄色で、繊細な青リンゴや白すもも、オレンジの花、かすかにスパイスの香り。味わいは柔らかくエレガント、核果物のフレーバーと、ピリッとした心地よいスパイスを感じます。 Bob Campbell, Master of Wine - 92 Points, Silver "Grüner veltliner that has been partly fermented in French oak barrels to build texture and complexity. It is an unusually rich and rather mellow wine while retaining varietal citrus and green tea flavours. An appealing wine with a distinctive character of its own." 4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper 4 Stars - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 5 Stars - Wine Orbit  詳しく  

ジュルズテイラー

グリューナー・フェルトリーナー

原産地:: マルボロー

希望小売価格: 2700

750ml, 2014

マールボロに特徴的な、伝統的な旧世界のスタイル。明るい黄色で、繊細な青リンゴや白すもも、オレンジの花、かすかにスパイスの香り。味わいは柔らかくエレガント、核果物のフレーバーと、ピリッとした心地よいスパイスを感じます。

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine - 92 Points, Silver
"Grüner veltliner that has been partly fermented in French oak barrels to build texture and complexity. It is an unusually rich and rather mellow wine while retaining varietal citrus and green tea flavours. An appealing wine with a distinctive character of its own."

4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper
4 Stars - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
5 Stars - Wine Orbit

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WINE STYLES

In branching out to begin The Better Half project, George set out to create a range of wines that would be both food friendly and showcase the unique flavors of Marlborough, New Zealand. He settled on two grape varieties to achieve this, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.

Sauvignon Blanc, the signature dish of this wine region known for its punchy aromatics and zesty fl avors, is the perfect foil for fresh seafood and summer salads. Pinot Noir is an emerging star in Marlborough. With new plantings on the clay soils of Marlborough’s southern hills this variety has found a happy home. Coincidently, so too have many deer and wild pig, which are found roaming in the upper slopes of thehills around Marlborough. They make a perfect combination – in glass and on plate!

The Better Half Sauvignon Blanc ザ・ベター・ハーフ ソーヴィニヨンブラン 原産地:: マルボロー 希望小売価格: ¥1900, 750ml, 2015 このソーヴィニョンブランはピリッとする溌剌としたライムの香り、新鮮な白すもも、甘いりんごの香りをもち、ハバネロの草の香りとよく合わさっています。酸味が立ち、しっかりとした爽やかな余韻が残ります。  詳しく colour: Pale lemon nose: Bright and fresh citrus and green apple aromas mingle with notes of tropical guava, honeysuckle and summer herbs. palate: This Sauvignon Blanc shows pungent flavours of lime zest, white fleshed nectarine and sweet apple combined with lovely herbaceous notes of jalapeño pepper. The crisp, quintessentially Marlborough acidity provides a good structure and vibrant fresh finish.

The Better Half Sauvignon Blanc

ザ・ベター・ハーフ ソーヴィニヨンブラン

原産地:: マルボロー

希望小売価格: ¥1900, 750ml, 2015

このソーヴィニョンブランはピリッとする溌剌としたライムの香り、新鮮な白すもも、甘いりんごの香りをもち、ハバネロの草の香りとよく合わさっています。酸味が立ち、しっかりとした爽やかな余韻が残ります。

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colour: Pale lemon

nose: Bright and fresh citrus and green apple aromas mingle with notes of tropical guava, honeysuckle and
summer herbs.

palate: This Sauvignon Blanc shows pungent flavours of lime zest, white fleshed nectarine and sweet apple combined with lovely herbaceous notes of jalapeño pepper. The crisp, quintessentially Marlborough acidity provides a good structure and vibrant fresh finish.

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The Better Half  Pino Noir ザベッタ ハーフ ピノノワール  原産地:: マルボロー 希望小売価格: ¥2500, 750ml, 2015 明るく輝きのあるルビー。若く果実味のあるピノ・ノワールは、徐々に開いてくるダークチェリーやクランベリーの香りは、かすかなドライハーブやカカオのニュアンスを帯びてきます。 colour: Bright and lively ruby red nose: This youthful and fruit-driven Pinot Noir shows dark cherry and cranberry aromas which gradually open to reveal subtle dried herb notes and hints of cocoa. palate: With a palate full of vibrant bright fruit, this wine exhibits prune and dark cherry flavours combined with earthy, savoury undertones. 詳しく

The Better Half  Pino Noir ザベッタ ハーフ ピノノワール 

原産地:: マルボロー

希望小売価格: ¥2500, 750ml, 2015

明るく輝きのあるルビー。若く果実味のあるピノ・ノワールは、徐々に開いてくるダークチェリーやクランベリーの香りは、かすかなドライハーブやカカオのニュアンスを帯びてきます。

colour: Bright and lively ruby red

nose: This youthful and fruit-driven Pinot Noir shows dark cherry and cranberry aromas which gradually open to reveal subtle dried herb notes and hints of cocoa.

palate: With a palate full of vibrant bright fruit, this wine exhibits prune and dark cherry flavours combined with earthy, savoury undertones.

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ジュルズテイラー シャルドネ  原産国: マルボロー 希望小売価格: STRICT ALLOTMENT 750ml, 2015 This fragrant chardonnay exhibits stonefruit and butterscotch aromas layered over spicy notes with a hint of smoky oak. The partial wild and malolactic fermentations along with the extended lees maturation in barrel have added complexity and texture to the wine. The palate is smooth and round with lovely balance of minerality and well refined acid. Bob Campbell, Master of Wine - 90 Points, Silver "Pleasing, well-made fruit-driven chardonnay with white peach, ginger and nutty lees flavours. The wine has good weight and a perfect balance of alcohol and fruit sweetness against gentle acidity and fine tannins. Good value at this price."  Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier, 90 Points "Gentle beginning to the bouquet that gets bolder as the wine opens up in the glass; aromas of ripe stone and tree fruit laced with oak suggesting generous flavours to come of white and yellow peach, red apple and grapefruit; scents of vanilla and moderate toasty oak complete the nose. On the palate - fleshy, ripe and fruity with flavours of white peach and vanilla, red apple and quince; no mistaking a bite of new oak adding some tannin, medium+ (ish) acidity; lengthy finish, great balance and well made." 4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper 4 Stars - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 4.5 Stars - Wine Orbit (Full reviews in accolades folder)  

ジュルズテイラー シャルドネ 

原産国: マルボロー

希望小売価格: STRICT ALLOTMENT

750ml, 2015

This fragrant chardonnay exhibits stonefruit and butterscotch aromas layered over spicy notes with a hint of smoky oak. The partial wild and malolactic fermentations along with the extended lees maturation in barrel have added complexity and texture to the wine. The palate is smooth and round with lovely balance of minerality and well refined acid.

Bob Campbell, Master of Wine - 90 Points, Silver
"Pleasing, well-made fruit-driven chardonnay with white peach, ginger and nutty lees flavours. The wine has good weight and a perfect balance of alcohol and fruit sweetness against gentle acidity and fine tannins. Good value at this price." 

Cameron Douglas Master Sommelier, 90 Points
"Gentle beginning to the bouquet that gets bolder as the wine opens up in the glass; aromas of ripe stone and tree fruit laced with oak suggesting generous flavours to come of white and yellow peach, red apple and grapefruit; scents of vanilla and moderate toasty oak complete the nose. On the palate - fleshy, ripe and fruity with flavours of white peach and vanilla, red apple and quince; no mistaking a bite of new oak adding some tannin, medium+ (ish) acidity; lengthy finish, great balance and well made."

4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper
4 Stars - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews
4.5 Stars - Wine Orbit
(Full reviews in accolades folder)

 

シングルヴィンヤード ソーヴィニヨンブラン & ピノノワール STRICT ALLOTMENT Sometimes you get very special grapes which make very special wines. And sometimes, just sometimes, you don’t tell anybody that you’ve got these special grapes and that you’re going to make a very special wine.  This was one of those sometimes. This wine was made on the quiet by Jules, hence the name. She had spotted pockets of fruit in certain vineyards that showed great promise. Combining this with her desire to try something a little different, to challenge the conventional winemaking interpretations of Marlborough’s signature varieties, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir she hid her project in the back of the barrel hall. After quiet months maturing in French oak barrels a very special wine has emerged, as did, after a certain amount of wrestling to the ground, Jules' secret. We've sealed them in beautiful bespoke bottles decorated with artwork inspired by the flora and fauna found in vineyards around Marlborough to please both the eye and the palate. These are wines born of an indulgence - but we all need our indulgences.     

シングルヴィンヤード ソーヴィニヨンブラン & ピノノワール

STRICT ALLOTMENT

Sometimes you get very special grapes which make very special wines. And sometimes, just sometimes, you don’t tell anybody that you’ve got these special grapes and that you’re going to make a very special wine. 

This was one of those sometimes.

This wine was made on the quiet by Jules, hence the name. She had spotted pockets of fruit in certain vineyards that showed great promise. Combining this with her desire to try something a little different, to challenge the conventional winemaking interpretations of Marlborough’s signature varieties, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir she hid her project in the back of the barrel hall. After quiet months maturing in French oak barrels a very special wine has emerged, as did, after a certain amount of wrestling to the ground, Jules' secret.

We've sealed them in beautiful bespoke bottles decorated with artwork inspired by the flora and fauna found in vineyards around Marlborough to please both the eye and the palate.

These are wines born of an indulgence - but we all need our indulgences.