Wakefield Estate

Wakefield Estate

Merlot 2004

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Region: Clare Valley
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Ripe berry, rich fruitcake flavours and soft, velvety tannins. French and American oak impart dark chocolate, coffee bean and vanilla characters.

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Wine Colour
Dark red with a vibrant purple hue.

Wine Bouquet
Attractive varietal fruit aromas of spice, mint, plum and cassis along with those reminiscent of rich fruitcake intertwine and are balanced by cedar, cigar box and vanilla oak nuances.

Wine Palate
This wine offers a palate of rich fruit cake flavours with sweet plum and cassis characters dominating. It is a flavoursome yet elegant wine with fine, long tannins. Oak derived characters such as tobacco leaf and cedar ensure the palate is not one-dimensional.

Cellaring Notes
Immediately approachable but will continue to improve until at least 2010, possibly longer.
Acidity: 6.14 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14.5%
PH: 3.52
Region: Clare Valley
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2004 Florida International Wine Challenge 2006 Gold
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2004 International wine & spirit competition 2006 Silver
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2004 Sydney Royal Wine Show 2006 21 Silver
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2004 Florida International Wine Challenge 2006 Gold
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2004 Royal Brisbane Wine Show 2005 59 Silver