Promised Land

Promised Land

Merlot 2010

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Region: South Australia
Other Vintages:

201120092008


This is a medium-bodied wine with a soft, round and gloriously fleshy palate. Delicious flavours of ripe plum, red berries abound with subtle coffee bean also evident.

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Wine Colour
Deep red.

Wine Bouquet
Lifted aromas of spice and plum with subtle oak interplay.

Wine Palate
Fleshy and medium bodied with plum fruit flavours surrounded by a touch of vanilla and coffee that is rounded out by a smooth soft finish.
This is what I call and “everyone-everywhere” wine…the sort of wine that is just right to drink for “everyone-everywhere”!! Soft and smooth this is one of those wines that is so drinkable it screams “just one more glass”!

Cellaring Notes
Ready for immediate enjoyment however with careful cellaring will develop further to 2014, possibly longer.
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
Promised Land Merlot 2010 San Francisco International Wine Competition 2011 Silver
Promised Land Merlot 2010 National Wine Show of Australia 2011 49 Bronze
Promised Land Merlot 2010 Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 Bronze
Promised Land Merlot 2010 Cowra Wine Show 2011 58 Gold
Promised Land Merlot 2010 International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011 Bronze
Promised Land Merlot 2010 New World Wine Awards 2012 13a Silver
Promised Land Merlot 2010 Royal Hobart Wine Show 2011 65 Bronze
Promised Land Merlot 2010 International Wine Challenge 2011 Silver
Promised Land Merlot 2010 International Wine & Spirit Competition 2011 Bronze
Promised Land Merlot 2010 Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2011 32 Bronze

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  • Promised Land Merlot 2010

    Illawarra Mercury, June 2011


    The quality of Wakefield entry-level wines was never more evident than at the recent LA international Wine and Spirits Competition where its Promised Land Unwooded Chardonnay picked up a high-scoring gold medal. This new release merlot from the range, released in time for the cooler months ahead, is a handy quaffer with its plum and berry fruit flavours, a touch of spice, good oak balance and rounded tannins. Drink with a veal casserole.

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  • Promised Land Merlot 20103 stars

    Winestate, June 2011


    Nice integration of raspberry, mulberry and fruit cake characters on this youthful wine.

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  • Promised Land Merlot 20103 stars

    Winestate, June 2011


    ""A good Aussie red' said one judge. Moody oak nose and seamless sweet fruit/oak palate.

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  • Promised Land Merlot 201089/100

    Peter Chapman, Daily News - Tweed Heads NSW, July 2011


    Mr Dependable could well be the name given to the Promised Land blends put out by Wakefield. They are one of the big sellers on the market in the $14-$20 range and for good reason. A nice smooth Merlot with spicy oak aromas.

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  • Wine of the Week
    Promised Land Merlot 2010

    Ralph Kyte-Powell, Age, January 2012

    Wine of the Week
    From the Clare Valley's biggest producer, this young red shows admirably accurate merlot varietal character cherry, plum and foresty aromas combine in a light, pleasant fragrance, and the palate is soft and simple, clean-tasting and juicy, with just enough tannin structure for balance.

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