A soft and fleshy shiraz boasting a lively palate of juicy red berry fruits, plum and spice, along with subtle chocolate and savoury characters from the oak maturation.Download Full Winemaker Note
At release the wine is a deep red colour with ruby red hues.
The wine is vibrant and lifted with aromas of plum, blackcurrant and dark cherry along with black olives and a touch of oak derived spice and subtle chocolate
The palate is rich, luscious and round with intense, perfectly ripened fruit characters. Roasted coffee bean and subtle spice characters complement the generous fruit flavours. The wine is medium to full-bodied with a soft mid-palate and supple tannins. It has a well balanced structure with great texture, good length and lashings of fruit on the finish.
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2017.
|Residual Sugar:||1.51 g/L|
Food type: Duck/Game, Italian, Pasta
Enjoy this simple, quick and very flavoursome dish of Kangaroo meatballs in a rich tomato basil ...
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2009||Winemakers Challenge||2012||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2009||Riverside International Wine Competition||2012||Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2009||Royal Adelaide Wine Show||2011||27||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2009||Concours Mondial du Bruxelles||2011||Grand Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2009||Syrah Du Monde||2011||Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2009||Critics Challenge Wine Compeition||2012||Critics Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2009||Royal Adelaide Wine Show||2010||25||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2009||Ultimate Wine Challenge||2011||Very Good / Strong Recommendation|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2009||New Zealand International Wine Show||2011||18a||Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2009||Japan Wine Challenge||2011||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2009||New World Wine Awards||2011||12a||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2009||China Wine & Spirits Awards||2012||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2009||Pacific Rim International Wine Competition||2012||Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2009||Irish Wine Award||2012||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2009||Sydney International Wine Competition||2011||Blue Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2009||International Wine & Spirit Competition||2011||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2009||West Coast Wine Competition||2012||Silver|
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Wine Miles, April 2011
These 2009 'Estate' reds from Wakefield are workman like 'punter' wines and at their often discounted price I'm fairly sure they'll find an audience. The Merlot lacks any real sense of excitement but it's generously flavoured and well made in its style. It's all about plum jam and drinking chocolate with red berry highlights. Tobacco and vanilla coffee oak come along for the ride. Sweet fruited and simple with a creamy mid-palate and grainy tannin. Not too big or heavy in the mouth either...which is pleasing to see.
Tony Love, Taste, June 2011
Ideal Everyman's Reds
Good, honest Aussie shiraz from the outset, smelling of ripe blackberry and plum fruits with a well-weighted mouthful of sweetly tuned flavours and just enough creamier-style oak-derived texture and complexity to support all the higher aromatic tones in the wine. It's an all-good, everyman's red wine at this price point and will satisfy at just about any winter occasion
Bob Campbell, Taste NZ, July 2011
Treasure Trove - Best value Australian Shiraz
Very attractive with dense, ripe flavours suggesting dark berries and plum together with some chocolate/mocha characters. Rich and weighty with a lingering finish.
Glen Frederiksen, Winelines Online (USA), October 2011
The Clare Valley is known for making sedate, refined renditions of Shiraz, and this one does not disappoint. Eucalyptus and mint spice frame lots of soft, fleshy black fruits. ItÆs velvety smooth in the mouth, where it picks up candied black licorice notes. This is the kind of red that turns sips into gulps. Be careful: If you start drinking this while cooking lamb chops on the barbie, there wonÆt be any left at dinner time!
Australian Wine Annual, November 2011
Smooth and minty, with fiery, earthy and chocolatey undertones, this dark, spicy and light toasty shiraz greets it's deep, briary presence of dark plums and black berries with sweet, light toasty vanilla oak. It's supported by a fine spine of bony tannins, and offers genuine length and richness of fruit.
James Halliday, 1001 Wines Under $20, November 2011
Produced from the plantings on the 340-ha estate vineyards that date back to 1969. the wine has a strong, healthy colour, with a bouquet of black fruits, vanilla bean and touches of spice. Then follows a medium to full-bodied, mouthfilling palate, with oceans of black fruits and well-integrated vanillan oak, promising much for the future. Drink it now or in 15 years - it's up to you. Winner of a blue-gold medal at the Sydney International Winemakers Competition 2011.
Winestate, January 2012
Best Wines of 2011
Robust purple shiraz with inky, rich, earthy/gamey aromas and hints of crushed ants. Palate a seamless integration of sweet plums, earthy oak and silky tannins. Good varietal fruit expression.
Don Kavanaugh, Hospitality New Zealand, March 2012
This hardy perennial is showing its class with this vintage. Typical shiraz nose of mulberries, blackberries and pepper, the palate is more of the same with a decent weight and a quick but satisfying finish.
Mike Bennie, WBM, March 2012
Black and red berry fruit, hint of licorice, mocha sweetness, belt of cedar. Simple, but offers a good commercial leap into juicy red territory with a lick of ripe sweet fruit to please in the finish.
David White, Terroirist - Wine Blog, April 2012
On the nose, deep black fruits, ripe plums, pie crust, sweet baking spices, loads of mocha, and a touch of espresso. On the palate, the wine is concentrated, with juicy acidity and supple tannins. Hedonistic and delightful.
Tasting Panel, Ultimate Wine Challenge 2012, May 2012
This wine contains a small percentage of Viognier, giving the wine some very pretty floral aromas, which follow on the palate. Soft powdery tannins framed by nice acidity and complexity. A wine that glides like Cashmere.