Wakefield Estate

Wakefield Estate

Merlot 2015


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 2022.
Acidity: 6.69 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14.6%
PH: 3.5
Region: Clare Valley
Residual Sugar: 1 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
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