Wakefield Estate

Wakefield Estate

Pinot Noir 2015

Region: Adelaide Hills
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Layered flavours of red cherry, spice and plum are superbly balanced with French oak, giving length to the finish.

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Wine Colour
At release, the wine is a bright red with a vibrant purple hue.

Wine Bouquet
The wine has lifted strawberry and cherry notes with an underlying savoury earthiness and restrained spice and cedar characters.

Wine Palate
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.

Cellaring Notes
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2020.
Acidity: 6.09 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14.4%
PH: 3.5
Region: Adelaide Hills
Residual Sugar: 2.7 g/L

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  • Wakefield Estate Pinot Noir 201589/100

    Rich Cook, WineReviewOnline, January 2016

    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.

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  • Australia Rediscovers its Mojo
    Wakefield Estate Pinot Noir 201588/100

    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

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  • Star Listings
    Wakefield Estate Pinot Noir 20154+ Stars

    Ronn Weigand MW, MS, Restaurant Wine, May 2016

    Star Listings
    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%

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  • Wakefield Estate Pinot Noir 201590/100

    James Halliday, Wine Companion, September 2016

    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.

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  • Advanced Buying Guide - Wine Enthusiast
    Wakefield Estate Pinot Noir 201590/100 Editor's Choice

    Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast, February 2017

    Advanced Buying Guide - Wine Enthusiast
    A fresh, fruity and fun rendering of Pinot Noir, this medium-bodied wine features lightly floral aromas, red cherry and raspberry fruit and a silky, mouthwatering finish. Drink nowû2020.

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