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 2022.
|Residual Sugar:||1 g/L|
Food type: Duck/Game, Italian, Pasta
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|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2015||China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value||2016||Trophy - CWSA Australian Wine of the year|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2015||Winemakers Challenge International wine competition||2016||Platinum|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2015||China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value||2016||Double Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2015||Wine Showcase Magazine Merlot Varietal Tasting||2016||Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Merlot||2015||Critics Challenge International Wine Competition||2016||Critics Gold|
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Rich Cook, WineReviewOnline, January 2016
Fresh wine from down under! The 2015's from south of the equator are starting to appear up top, and if this bottle is typical, it's a good thing. Firm as you would expect in its infancy, the fruit has no trouble coming right to the front, with cherry, blackberry, mint and a little tarry note present on the nose and in the mouth, and a long, leafy finish that keeps the fruit in play. I'd serve this with a rich meat dish -- roast lamb is the first thing that pops to mind. A Platinum medal winner at the WinemakerÆs Challenge
Rich Cook, Wine Reviews Online, February 2016
Fresh wine from down under! The 2015's from south of the equator are starting to appear up top, and if this bottle is typical, it's a good thing. Firm as you would expect in its infancy, the fruit has no trouble coming right to the front, with cherry, blackberry, mint and a little tarry note present on the nose and in the mouth, and a long, leafy finish that keeps the fruit in play. I'd serve this with a rich meat dish -- roast lamb is the first thing that pops to mind. A Platinum medal winner at the WinemakerÆs Challenge.
AJ Payne, The New Wine Guy, March 2016
The 2015 Taylors Clare Valley Merlot has just won a stack of awards, which for a sub $20 wine is strong praise. Light, frightly and approachable. Dark fruit, spice, chocolate and coffee. Hints of fruitcake and a decent hit of sweetness. It's quite rich and silky, with soft, supple, chewy tannin. I know a few very pro Merlot drinkers out there would love this and if you've not tried a lot of it, it's an inexpensive place to begin the journey.
Winestate Magazine, August 2016
A baby with potential! Slightly earthy blackcurrant nose and sour cherry flavours on a light palate.
Natalia Maclean, Natalie Maclean, August 2016
Juicy and fleshy with purple and black plum aromas on this vibrant Australian red wine, with lots of mouth-watering acidity for food. Although the Merlot grape is grown in many regions around the world, the signature here in the glass is definitely Australian. Smooth and full-bodied. Terrific price! Attractive smoke and dark fruit on the finish. Perfect for pizza!