Wakefield Estate

Wakefield Estate

Shiraz 2013

x9x9

Region: Clare Valley
Other Vintages:

20122010200920082007200620052004


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.

Export to PDF Download Full Winemaker Note
Wine Colour
At release the wine is a dark red colour with ruby red hues.

Wine Bouquet
The wine has a seductive, lifted aroma characterised by plum, blackcurrant and dark cherry fruits along with subtle chocolate and a touch of oak derived spice.

Wine Palate
The palate is rich, luscious and round with intense, perfectly ripened fruit characters. Mocha coffee and subtle spice characters complement generous fruit flavours of plum and blackberry. 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.

Cellaring Notes
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2020.
Acidity: 6.56 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14.8%
PH: 3.5
Region: Clare Valley
Residual Sugar: 2.5 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 World Value Wine Challenge BTI 2014 Best Buy
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 San Diego International Wine Competition 2014 Platinum
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2014 Gold
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 New Zealand International Wine Show 2014 18a Gold
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 World Value Wine Challenge BTI 2014 Gold
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 Pacific Rim Wine Competition 2014 Gold
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 China Wine & Spirits Awards 2014 Gold
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 Indy International Wine Competition 2014 Gold
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 World Wine Championship BTI 2014 Gold
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 awc Vienna International Wine Challenge 2014 Gold
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 Great Australian Shiraz Challenge 2014 Gold
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 China Wine Challenge 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 New World Wine Awards 2014 12a Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 International Wine Challenge Tranche 2 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2014 29 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2014 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition 2014 Silver

Reviews for 0

  • New Releases
    Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013

    National Liquor News, April 2014

    New Releases
    Rich, luscious and round with intense, perfectly ripened fruit characters.

    View Product Details


  • Wakefield Estate Shiraz 201383 /100

    The Wine Front, April 2014


    It has sweet blackberried syrupness with highlights of mint and coffee. That coffeed note singly sweetly through the finish. It all feels a bit manufactured but the density of fruit is not to be scoffed at; there's more fruit weight here than most of the reds it'll be competing against at its (discounted) rate.

    View Product Details


  • Wakefield Estate Shiraz 201383 /100

    The Wine Front, April 2014


    It has sweet blackberried syrupness with highlights of mint and coffee. That coffeed note singly sweetly through the finish. It all feels a bit manufactured but the density of fruit is not to be scoffed at; there's more fruit weight here than most of the reds it'll be competing against at its (discounted) rate.

    View Product Details


  • Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013

    Kevin Burke, Gourmantic, April 2014


    2013 Wakefield Estate wines provide a quality match for food pairing. The Shiraz is a well balanced wine that is rich and delivers ripened fruit characteristics with aromas of plum black current, dark cherry and oak derived spice. Matc h with antipasto and pastas.

    View Product Details

  • This week's top four drops
    Wakefield Estate Shiraz 201392/100

    Peter Chapman, Chinchilla News & Murilla Advertiser, April 2014

    This week's top four drops
    A soft and fleshy shiraz boasting a lively palate of juicy red berry fruits, plum and spice along with subtle spice, chocolate and savoury characters from the oak maturation.

    View Product Details

  • Toms Tasting Tips
    Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013

    Daily Telegraph, May 2014

    Toms Tasting Tips
    This shiraz has a lifted aroma of plum, blackcurrant and dark cherry fruits, with hints of chocolate and spice. Well structure, great texture and a long finish - an all round, wonderful shiraz.

    View Product Details


  • Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013

    Illawarra Mercury, May 2014


    TaylorÆs was established in the Clare Valley to make Burgundy-style red wine. These days the portfolio is big, diverse and very prominent. The Estate wines, like this smart shiraz with its red fruit, integrated spice, chocolate and savoury characters, are in my opinion among the best made and best value sub - $20 wines doing the rounds.

    View Product Details

  • Top Drop
    Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2013

    Chris Shanahan, Sunday Canberra Times, May 2014

    Top Drop
    The 2013 provides particularly rich, gutsy drinking. The ripe, sweet aroma û reminiscent of black cherries û leads to a big, juicy palate. While the initial impression is of endless fruit, waves of firm, rustic tannins soon ripple through, giving the wine a dry, gripping finish.

    View Product Details

  • Wine
    Wakefield Estate Shiraz 20134 stars

    Michael Cooper, Listener, May 2014

    Wine
    Deliciously dark and smooth with substantial body and dense blackcurrant, plum and spice flavours, this is a powerful generous Aussie red with great with Lamb.

    View Product Details

  • Clare Valley & surrounding regions
    Wakefield Estate Shiraz 20134 stars

    Winestate, July 2014

    Clare Valley & surrounding regions
    Pretty dark plum fruit aromas and a very youthful palate full of dark sweet flavours. A great drink just needs a little more time.

    View Product Details