The tropical fruit flavours of pure chardonnay without the influence of oak. The palate is silky and the finish is clean and refreshing.Download Full Winemaker Note
Pale straw with a slightly green tinge.
Fresh, lifted aromas of yellow peach, along with some subtle tropical fruit characters and a touch of lemony citrus.
A medium weight palate with fleshy yellow peach, subtle pineapple and citrus flavours. There is a refreshing, tight acidity and a lovely clean finish. This wine shows the pure vibrant fruit characters of Chardonnay without the influence of oak. It is an easy drinking, ‘any occasion’ wine that is enjoyable on its own or partnered with a fresh Spring salad.
Crafted for immediate enjoyment.
Food type: Italian, Pasta, Seafood
This is a great example of one of those easy crowd pleasers. Just make sure no one eats the ...
|Promised Land||Chardonnay||2014||Winemakers Challenge International wine competition||2015||Platinum|
|Promised Land||Chardonnay||2014||China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value||2015||Gold|
|Promised Land||Chardonnay||2014||San Francisco International Wine Competition||2015||Silver|
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Ciao Magazine, June 2015
If you like your white wines to be clean, crisp and fresh without any oak influence then this bargain buy will almost certainly float your boat. From family-owned Wakefield, whose vineyards are in the Clare Valley but whose offices are in Petersham, this is a vibrant young wine bursting with bright varietal tropical fruit characters and fresh acidity. A wine for immediate enjoyment.
Mike Bennie, Wine Front, June 2015
Tropical fruit juice! Sweet, fruity scents. Tastes the same with sugary detail and a candied fruit expression. Finished short and tingly with lime acidity. Simple flavours, simple feel. Missing varietal character and feels very concocted and hard to (a) drink and( b) recognise as chardonnay.
John Lewis, Newcastle Herald, July 2015
The Wakefield Promised Land range is consistently great value and that is again so in the five 2014 releases, of which one is this unoaked chardonnay. It is pale straw in the glass and has tropical fruit salad aromas. The front of the palate brings forth white-peach flavour and the middle palate introduces elements of honeydew melon, lime zest and flint. Slatey acid displays at the finish. The Wakefield operation in Mintaro Road, Auburn, in South AustraliaÆs southern Clare Valley, was established in 1969 by Sydney hotelier Bill Taylor Senior and sons John and Bill. The venture was sparked by their great liking for Clare Valley wines and for 20 years they bought large quantities, largely from the long-gone Clarevale Co-operative, for their liquor outlets.
Peter Chapman, Daily Mercury, July 2015
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Consistently producing a quality wine at an excellent price has won the Promised Land label a legion of supporters. The latest release will only serve to win more.
Rich Cook, WineReviewOnline, January 2016
I've taken some grief for scoring wines in this price range at this level, but when a wine of this quality pops itself up in a blind tasting and has agreement from a panel of judges, and it hits my markers, I'm happy to stand by it. This is a refreshing wine with a bright nose of flowers, lemon, apple and a little guava, followed by a palate that's silky on entry, delivers the aromas as flavors, and finishes long and zesty. More wines of this quality at this price would be welcome! A Platinum Award winner at the 2015 Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition
Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2016
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