St. Andrews

St. Andrews

Shiraz 2013

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Region: Clare Valley
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Enormously flavoursome with rich fruit characters of black cherry, plum and ripe berries. American oak adds nuances of vanilla, cigar box, coffee and toast.

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Wine Colour
At release, the wine has a deep red colour with a purple hue to the edge.

Wine Bouquet
The wine has complex and enticing bouquet of dark berry fruit along with juicy black plum, spice, cedar and hints of chocolate and roasted coffee.

Wine Palate
On the palate, the wine is rich and complex with layers of flavour. Dark berry fruits combine with lashings of coffee, chocolate and spice from high quality oak. The fruit and oak weight create a multidimensional palate which is defined with well-balanced, elegant tannins. This is a very generous wine with textural complexity and long, persistent flavours.

Cellaring Notes
This wine is evolving well at release yet should cellar well to 2028 or possibly longer.
Acidity: 6.82 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14.29%
PH: 3.63
Region: Clare Valley
Residual Sugar: 0.63 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2016 Trophy - Best Shiraz Trophy.
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 China Wine & Spirits Awards 2015 Trophy - Clare Valley Wine of the year
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 China Wine & Spirits Awards 2015 Double Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging 2016 Double Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016 Double Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Melbourne International Wine Competition 2015 Double Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2015 Double Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Tasters Guild Wine Lovers Competition 2015 Double Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Catavinum World Wine & Spirit Competition 2016 Great Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Selections Mondial Des Vins CANADA 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 World Wine Championships Awards BTI 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Cinve Awards 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 VinAgora International Wine Competition 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Gilbert & Gaillard International Competition 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 International Wine Contest Bucharest 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Mundus Vini International Wine Awards 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Wine Master Challenge World Wine Contest 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Monde Selection International Wine Contest 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Grand Harvest Awards 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Berlin International Wine Competition 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Wine Showcase Magazine Shiraz Varietal Tasting 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Michelangelo International Wine Awards 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Jerry Meads New World International Wine Competition 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 New Zealand International Wine Show 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 TERRAVINO Mediterranean International Wine & Spirit Challenge 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Challenge International du Vin 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Vinandino 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Global Syrah Masters 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 awc Vienna International Wine Challenge 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Winemakers Challenge International wine competition 2016 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 World Wine Championships Awards BTI 2015 Gold
St. Andrews Shiraz 2013 Vinalies Internationales Paris 2016 Gold

Reviews for 0

  • 2013 Wakefield St Andrews Clare Valley Shiraz
    St. Andrews Shiraz 201395/100

    Glenn Frederiksen, WineLinesOnline, December 2015

    2013 Wakefield St Andrews Clare Valley Shiraz
    Opaque crimson/black hue. The heady nose is full of mashed blackberries and black plums laced with black pepper, cedar, and roast coffee aromas. Full and mouth-coating, the distinctive Clare Valley fruit settles down to a more refined palate presence than might be found in the Barossa to the south. Notes of fresh black licorice accent the flavors of the black, fleshy fruits. This is a complete wine, nicely balanced, with decades of pleasure still ahead. Utterly delicious û perhaps the best vintage of St. Andrews ever.

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  • Weekend Wine Notes: Only The Rhonely
    St. Andrews Shiraz 2013Very Good +

    Fredric Koeppel, Bigger Than Your Head, March 2016

    Weekend Wine Notes: Only The Rhonely
    Very dark ruby color; black and red raspberries and currants threaded by mint and iodine, graphite and a rooty-branchy-loamy element; notes of tobacco and cedar emerge; quite flavorful, tasty ripe and slightly spicy berries, but plenty of acidity for liveliness and dusty, flint-laced tannins for structure. Now through 2020 to 2023.

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  • AUSTRALIA
    St. Andrews Shiraz 201392/100

    MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator, March 2016

    AUSTRALIA
    Offers intoxicating aromatics, with toasty cigar box, clove and sandalwood notes, pepper highlights and fresh earthûaccented flavors of black cherry. A spicy detail extends through the long finish, with polished tannins. Drink now through 2028.ùM.W.

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  • Wakefield St Andrews Shiraz 2013
    St. Andrews Shiraz 201392/100

    Angus Hughson, Wine Genius, June 2016

    Wakefield St Andrews Shiraz 2013
    Bright deep ruby. Big and bold with blackberry, chocolate, eucalypt, a touch of raisin and peppery fruits plus heavy toast oak. In the mouth it is dry, full and chewy with slightly rustic tannins balanced by rich fruit and needs time to flesh out.

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  • 2013 Wakefield St Andrews Shiraz
    St. Andrews Shiraz 201394/100

    Huon Hooke, HuonHooke.com, June 2016

    2013 Wakefield St Andrews Shiraz
    Deep, rich red colour with a tinge of purple. The bouquet shows notable coconut and vanilla American oak, but also great richness of ripe chocolaty flavour. Smoky, burnt toasty oak character aplenty on nose and palate, adding a hint of bitterness. Fruitcake, bitter chocolate elements are added to the ample black fruits. Soft, abundant tannins persist on the aftertaste. A very tasty wine.

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  • Wine & Ratings
    St. Andrews Shiraz 201395/100

    Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast, July 2016

    Wine & Ratings

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  • Saintly Shiraz
    St. Andrews Shiraz 201395/100

    Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review, August 2016

    Saintly Shiraz
    Elegant, powerful shiraz with appealing sweet dark berry, raspberry, vanilla, dried fruits, coffee and chocolate flavours. Soft, ripe tannins add structure and balance opulent fruit sweetness to give a pleasantly drying finish. A seriously good shiraz that can be appreciated now or cellared with confidence.

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  • Advance Buying Guide
    St. Andrews Shiraz 201395/100

    Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast, October 2016

    Advance Buying Guide
    The Taylor family selected Clare Valley for its Caber¼net affinity, but this Shiraz is a knockout. Yes, itÆs oakyùfull of menthol, vanilla and toasted coco¼nutùbut thereÆs just enough black cherry and plum fruit to support the wood. ItÆs a plush, full-bodied wine with immense appeal, for drinking nowû2025. EditorsÆ Choice.

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