Pinot Noir 2015
Layered flavours of red cherry, spice and plum are superbly balanced with French oak, giving length to the finish.Download Full Winemaker Note
At release, the wine is a bright red with a vibrant purple hue.
The wine has lifted strawberry and cherry notes with an underlying savoury earthiness and restrained spice and cedar characters.
The wine is medium-bodied with flavours of ripe cherry and fresh, light red berry fruits along with savoury toast and sweet spice characters. The palate is sublimely soft and silky. Subtle oak characters of cinnamon and cedar add to the overall complexity of this fruit-driven wine.
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2020.
|Residual Sugar:||2.7 g/L|
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Rich Cook, WineReviewOnline, January 2016
2015 Wakefield Estate Pinot Noir
Drinkable Pinot Noir at this price should get your attention. Add to that a unique flavor profile that includes bright eucalyptus that's complementary to the strawberry and cherry fruit, and a mild touch of earthy minerality, and you've got a wallet friendly wine that will pair nicely with herb rubbed chicken or fish. The finish lingers long, and the acidity keeps things fresh.
Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2016
Australia Rediscovers its Mojo
Light, bright red. Highly fragrant red berry and floral scents show textbook Pinot character, picking up a deeper cherry quality with aeration. Smooth, gently sweet and broad on entry, then tighter in the midpalate, offering juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors accented by white pepper. Shows some warmth on the finish, which is framed by supple tannins
Ronn Weigand MW, MS, Restaurant Wine, May 2016
The Pinot Noir is better still: softly textured and full bodied; a moderately rich, lightly oaked wine with raspberry, strawberry, cedar, cooked meat, oak, and mint aromas/flavors. It is balanced, and long on the finish. Aged 5 months in French oak barrels. 14%
James Halliday, Wine Companion, September 2016
Wakefield Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir
Well, well. Pinot noir from the Adelaide Hills at $20, with some discounts likely to be found. There is no ducking and weaving here in the face of a powerful pinot that fights well above its price weight, and equally no question about its varietal make-up.