Shiraz 2010


Region: Clare Valley & McLaren Vale
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The luscious elegance of the Clare Valley fruit marries superbly with the richer, slightly peppery fruit from McLaren Vale.

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Wine Colour
At release, the wine has a deep crimson red colour to the centre with a vibrant purple hue to the edges.

Wine Bouquet
There are lifted aromas of dark berry and dark cherry fruit along with subtle plum pie and then spicy overtones of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove aromas.

Wine Palate
This is a rich, full-bodied wine with intense flavours of ripe cherry, plum and blackberry fruit, with attractive oak characters of coffee and chocolate. The palate is well balanced with a silky, subtle creamy texture to the mid-palate whilst the tannins are enjoyably chewy and the finish, long and lingering.

Cellaring Notes
Will reward careful cellaring in ideal conditions to 2020, possibly beyond.
Acidity: 6.45 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14.4%
PH: 3.6
Region: Clare Valley & McLaren Vale
Residual Sugar: 0.5 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
Jaraman Shiraz 2010 China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013 Double Gold
Jaraman Shiraz 2010 Sydney International Wine Competition 2013 Blue Gold
Jaraman Shiraz 2010 Concours Mondial du Bruxelles 2012 Grand Gold
Jaraman Shiraz 2010 Selections Mondial Des Vins CANADA 2012 Gold
Jaraman Shiraz 2010 Sommelier Challenge Wine Competition 2012 Gold
Jaraman Shiraz 2010 International Beverage Exposition and Competition 2012 Gold
Jaraman Shiraz 2010 Sommelier Wine Awards 2013 Gold
Jaraman Shiraz 2010 China Wine Awards 2012 Silver
Jaraman Shiraz 2010 Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2012 Silver
Jaraman Shiraz 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition 2012 Silver
Jaraman Shiraz 2010 Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 Silver
Jaraman Shiraz 2010 Winemakers Challenge International wine competition 2013 Silver
Jaraman Shiraz 2010 awc Vienna International Wine Challenge 2012 Silver
Jaraman Shiraz 2010 International Wine Challenge 2013 Silver
Jaraman Shiraz 2010 Mundus Vini International Wine Awards 2012 Silver

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  • theplonktest
    Jaraman Shiraz 2010

    Lindsay Saunders, Gold Coast Bulletin, April 2012

    Holy moley, this is the stuff. Plum, dark berries and licorice on the nose, then rich and intense dark chocolate, ripe berries and spice on the palate and a silky finish. This, my friends, is why we do love a shiraz. With fruit from SA's Clare Valley, Wakefield Jaraman again proves why it is a success and long lasting - this is the 10th vintage. Drink it now with a lamb roast or hide it somewhere and try to forget it's there for a few years. Good luck with that.

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  • Jaraman Shiraz 201088 points

    The Vinsomniac, May 2012

    The Wakefield Jaraman range showcases cross-regional blending, in this case a mix of Clare and McLaren Vale. Not one for the terroirists - though regional input is present. Sweet cherry, blackcurrant and polished oak. Smooth, sweet fruited mix with a punch of liquorice toward the back end, augmented by some fine-grained tannin.

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  • Fruit of the vine
    Jaraman Shiraz 2010

    Graeme Phillips, Sunday Tasmanian, May 2012

    Fruit of the vine
    Vanilla, dark-chocolate and blackberry liqueur aromas followed by a syrupy-smooth, richly textured, fruit-sweet palate balanced and saved from going right over the top by some firm, savoury tannins on the finish.

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  • New Releases
    Jaraman Shiraz 2010

    Drinks Trade, July 2012

    New Releases
    Wakefield 2010 Jaraman Shiraz exhibits qualities of plum, cherry, blackberry, liquorice and intense berry flavours along with dark chocolate, spice and silky tannins.

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  • World's greatest shiraz challenge
    Jaraman Shiraz 20104 stars

    Winestate, October 2012

    World's greatest shiraz challenge
    An oak-driven nose but there's plenty of blueberry fruit to match. Long, mouth filling palate loaded with fruit, and with a good tannic finish.

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  • Jaraman Shiraz 201091/100

    Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, January 2013

    WeÆve had an uneasy relationship with Wakefield Jaraman Shiraz û mostly due to (over) oaking issues. IÆve tasted this a couple of times and the oak here is settling down û though itÆs still laid on. Thick, chocolatey oak on thick, chocolatey fruit. ItÆs plummy and blackberried too, with a slip of eucalypt to boot. Very Australian, which is not a bad thing, but in a somewhat exaggerated fashion. Hard to score as a result. If you enjoy this style, you will rate this significantly higher. (And admittedly, there are nights when I do).

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  • Jaraman Shiraz 201089/100

    Isaac Baker, Terroirist - Wine Blog, October 2013

    Plums, currant tea, fig paste and some woody-leafy aromas. Firm tannins, the black currant and plum fruit tastes fleshy and ripe. ItÆs all about the fruit here, with some black cherry and dried fig flavors, backed up with some earthy, minty notes. Not over-toasted or overblown, this Shiraz maintains freshness. Fruit-dominated, but complex and it seems capable of some cellaring. 60% of the fruit comes from Clare Valley, the rest from McLaren Vale.

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