Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Rich expressive flavours of cassis, mulberry and a hint of eucalypt. French oak maturation adds touches of dark chocolate, cedar and spice.Download Full Winemaker Note
On release the wine is a deep red with a vibrant purple hue.
The wine has an aroma of rich blackcurrant, licorice, subtle spice and a touch of dried basil. French oak maturation is also evident with subtle aromas of tobacco leaf and cedar.
This is a wine of great intensity. It has distinctive blackcurrant and cassis fruit flavours. Subtle oak characters of cedar cigar box and spice are also evident. The tannins are fine and elegant – a hallmark of the varietal. The palate is well balanced, complex and fulfilling and lingers on the finish.
This wine has been crafted to be enjoyed upon release but will continue to develop and reward patience with careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2019.
|Residual Sugar:||1.22 g/L|
Food type: Duck/Game, Italian, Pasta
Enjoy this simple, quick and very flavoursome dish of Kangaroo meatballs in a rich tomato basil ...
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2008||The Australian Liquor Industries Awards||2009|
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2008||Ultimate Wine Challenge||2010||Very Good / Strong Recommendation|
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2008||Shanghai International Wine Challenge||2010||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2008||International Value Awards Canada||2010||Category Champion|
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2008||San Francisco International Wine Competition||2010||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2008||New Zealand International Wine Show||2010||15a||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2008||International Wine & Spirit Competition||2010||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Cabernet Sauvignon||2008||Japan Wine Challenge||2010||Silver|
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Winsor Dobbin, Sunday Examiner, March 2010
Wine of the week
It's hard to go wrong with the wines from this family-owned Clare Valley producer, which are invariably good value for money. This is a lip-smackingly good, rich and powerful red wine with plenty of oomph on the palate, oak in harmony and soft tannins. It's a juicy and appealing red wine with that indefinable quality: drinkability.
n/a, Illawarra Mercury, May 2010
It's steady as she goes for the Clare Valley based TayIors who have been making in the region for more than four decades. This consistently good cabernet, released in tandem with the Estate Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Merlot is super smart with lashings of black fruit, subtle spice, nicely balanced oak and supple tannins.
n/a, Winestate, August 2010
Clare Valley and Surrounding Regions
Stewed fruit and toasty oak on the nose, and rhubarb and sweet plum-like flavours.
n/a, Winestate, August 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends
Has the colour of squid ink, with mint and blackberry aromas and soft, chocolatey/Bonox flavours.
n/a, North Shore Times, November 2010
A nice, smooth, full-bodied red...Wakefield takes great pride in this red, and I'm not sure I've enjoyed one more than this. There are dark cherry and red berry flavours to open with, then chocolatey dark fruit comes to the fore. It's smooth and gentle with friendly, fine tannins.
Lindsay Saunders, Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin, March 2011
Here's one that if you haven't had, you should. That's not because it is the greatest red ever put in a bottle, more that it's a good honest Aussie wine. From SA's Clare Valley, it's a nice dry finisher and goes well with a summerish lamb dish. Yet another that's been around for yonks, this cab sav is consistently good.
Rachael McDonald, B Magazine, June 2011
This is an outstanding cabernet and I think it outshines some of its significantly more pricey peers. Great blackcurrant and berry flavours, balanced with a touch of basil. Perfect year-round, with a hearty stew in winter of barbecued meat in summer.