Wakefield Estate

Wakefield Estate

Merlot 2007

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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
Deep crimson with an intense purple hue.

Wine Bouquet
Aromas of dark berry fruits and ripe plum dominate the aroma with secondary earth and spice characters evident along with lifted cedar and vanilla from oak.

Wine Palate
This wine is medium bodied with an abundance of ripe, juicy plum and red berry fruit characters. The fruit flavours are balanced by subtle spicy characters of nutmeg and cinnamon. The tannins are soft and the acids well balanced with finishing long and full-flavoured.

Cellaring Notes
Crafted to be immediately approachable however in ideal conditions, the wine should cellar well to 2018, possibly longer.
Acidity: 6.24 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14.5%
PH: 3.46
Region: Clare Valley
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2007 International Wine & Spirit Competition 2009 Silver
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2007 awc Vienna International Wine Challenge 2008 Silver
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2007 Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2008 Silver
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2007 International Wine & Spirit Competition 2009 Silver

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  • Drink - Wine Picks of the Week
    Wakefield Estate Merlot 20074 stars

    Paddy Kendler, Herald Sun, June 2009

    Drink - Wine Picks of the Week
    This merlot deserves a plug if only because there are relatively few reds made from this generally disappointing grape that are worth commendation. It's lighter in body and softer in texture than the others, plump and fleshy, both sweet and savoury, friendly. Within its varietal class and at a reasonable price, highly recommended.

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  • Wine of the Week
    Wakefield Estate Merlot 200787/100

    Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald, October 2009

    Wine of the Week
    This is a stand-out among lower-priced merlots, thanks to its red-berry flavours and aromas, with some earthy and slightly stewy spects. It's old fashioned and a touch rustic, with some warmth from alcohol. While it's not refined or elegant, it has abundant flavour and weight. Now to five years.

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