Wakefield Estate

Wakefield Estate

Merlot 2013

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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
At release, the wine is a vibrant, youthful red with an intense red/purple hue.

Wine Bouquet
At release, the wine displays lifted aromas of raspberry, cherry and violets with enticing vanilla bean, spice and cinnamon from quality oak maturation.

Wine Palate
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.

Cellaring Notes
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2019.
Acidity: 6.02 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14.5%
PH: 3.56
Region: Clare Valley
Residual Sugar: 0.43 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2013 World Wine Championship BTI 2014 Best Buy
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2013 Mondial du Merlot 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2013 World Wine Championship BTI 2014 Cellar Selection
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2013 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2013 San Diego International Wine Competition 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2013 China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2013 Long Beach Grand Cru International Wine Competition 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2013 Indy International Wine Competition 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2013 Indy International Wine Competition 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2013 Long Beach Grand Cru International Wine Competition 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2013 Pacific Rim Wine Competition 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2013 Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Merlot 2013 World Wine Championship BTI 2014 Gold

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  • New Releases
    Wakefield Estate Merlot 2013

    National Liquor News, April 2014

    New Releases
    With lifted aromas of raspberry, cherry, violets and rich fruitcake flavours, this wine has multiple layers and a velvety softness.

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  • Wakefield Estate Merlot 2013

    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.

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  • This week's top four drops
    Wakefield Estate Merlot 201393/100

    Peter Chapman, Bundaberg Guardian, April 2014

    This week's top four drops
    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.

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  • Magic of Merlot
    Wakefield Estate Merlot 20133.5 stars

    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.

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