Ripe berry, rich fruitcake flavours and soft, velvety tannins. French and American oak impart dark chocolate, coffee bean and vanilla characters.Download Full Winemaker Note
At release, the wine is a vibrant, youthful red with an intense red/purple hue.
At release, the wine displays lifted aromas of raspberry, cherry and violets with enticing vanilla bean, spice and cinnamon from quality oak maturation.
At release, the wine showcases layers of ripe, dark fruit alongside rich fruit cake characters. The mouthfeel is exactly as you would expect with a velvety softness. Oak maturation has delivered flavours of vanilla, mocha and subtle spice and the finish has a pleasing degree of elegance.
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2019.
|Residual Sugar:||0.43 g/L|
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|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2013||Mondial du Merlot||2014||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2013||Shanghai International Wine Challenge||2014||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2013||China Wine & Spirits Awards||2014||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2013||China Wine Challenge||2014||Trophy - Best of Show|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2013||Indy International Wine Competition||2014||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2013||New World Wine Awards||2014||13a||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2013||San Francisco International Wine Competition||2014||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2013||Los Angeles International Wine & Spirit Competition||2014||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2013||Pacific Rim Wine Competition||2014||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2013||World Wine Championship BTI||2014||Best Buy|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2013||China Wine Challenge||2014||Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2013||China Wine Challenge||2014||Trophy - Best New World Red|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2013||China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value||2014||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2013||World Wine Championship BTI||2014||Cellar Selection|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2013||World Wine Championship BTI||2014||Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2013||San Diego International Wine Competition||2014||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2013||Long Beach Grand Cru International Wine Competition||2014||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2013||Finger Lakes International Wine Competition||2014||Silver|
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Kevin Burke, Gourmantic, April 2014
2013 Wakefield Estate wines provide a quality match for food pairing. The Merlot delivers softness to the palate with aromas of raspberry and cherry, while the oak maturation has hinted at vanilla and spices. This wine will complement a roast, Irish stew or baked figs.
Peter Chapman, Bundaberg Guardian, April 2014
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The perfect wine at a good price to start the night if you love a good soft red. French and American oak characteristics add nice texture and finish.
Tony Love, Adelaide Advertiser, April 2014
Magic of Merlot
YouÆll find a fair bit of merlot hanging around in the bargain shelves but few will offer value for money as this does, its typical blue to black-skinned plum fruits dovetailed with vanilla-coffee spice notes from judicious oak influences mid-palate, crafting balance in a juicy and soft, velvety finish. Good bargain drinking without sacrificing intensity and varietal presence.