Wakefield Estate

Wakefield Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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Region: Clare Valley
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Rich expressive flavours of cassis, mulberry and a hint of eucalypt. French oak maturation adds touches of dark chocolate, cedar and spice.

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Wine Colour
At release, the wine is a deep red with a vibrant purple hue.

Wine Bouquet
The wine has an aroma of rich blackcurrant, subtle star anise spice and a touch of eucalypt. French oak maturation is also evident with subtle aromas of tobacco leaf, cedar and chocolate.

Wine Palate
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.

Cellaring Notes
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2020.
Acidity: 6.36 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 13.9%
PH: 3.58
Region: Clare Valley
Residual Sugar: 0.57 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2013 Trophy - Australian Red Bordeaux Varietal Regional Trophy
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2014 Gold
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Ultimate Wine Challenge 2013 Very Good / Strong Recommendation
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Vinalies Internationales Paris 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 World Value Wine Challenge 2013 Gold
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2013 Gold
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Pacific Rim Wine Competition 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Wine Makers Challenge International Wine Competition 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 World Wine Championship BTI 2013 Gold
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Vinalies Internationales Paris 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 World Value Wine Challenge 2013 Best Buy
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 World Wine Championship BTI 2014 Cellar Selection
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Riverside International Wine Competition 2014 Gold
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2014 Gold
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 awc Vienna International Wine Challenge 2013 Gold
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Long Beach Grand Cru International Wine Competition 2013 4012 Silver
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 San Diego International Wine Competition 2014 Gold
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 World Wine Championship BTI 2014 Gold
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 International Wine Challenge Tranche 1 2013 Silver
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Decanter World Wine Awards 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Royal Hobart Wine Show 2013 63 Silver
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 China Wine & Spirits Awards 2013 Double Gold

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  • New Releases
    Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    National Liquor News, July 2013

    New Releases
    Rich and expressive flavours of cassis, mulberry, and a hint of regional eucalypt.

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  • Drink me!
    Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    Who Weekly, January 2014

    Drink me!
    You will have seen this. You probably will have bought this (It's one of the top-seIling Australian cab savs). And you probably will have liked it as it's a reliable wine that steps in capably as a middle-order batsman at dinners, barbecues and picnics. And it is often discounted, making it great value as an all rounder.

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  • Off the vine
    Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    Winsor Dobbin, Sunday Examiner, January 2014

    Off the vine
    A seductive and affordable cabernet from a reliable family-owned Clare Valley producer. Wakefield wines consistently offer good value and this is a step up from most reds in the same price bracket, offering dark blackcurrant inkiness along with sweet oak and balanced tannins. This is an easy-to-drink young wine that will also cellar well for five years or more. It would be great with a summer barbecue or a traditional roast lamb. Look out for this one on special, too.

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  • Vintage Monday
    Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    Mike Burnett, Launceston Examiner, February 2014

    Vintage Monday
    On the subject of value, the newly released 2012 Clare Valley Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is up near the top for cabernet lovers. The 2012 vintage has depth and power, with generous blackberry fruit supported by cedar and chocolate.

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