Wakefield Estate

Wakefield Estate

Shiraz 2015

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Region: Clare Valley
Other Vintages:

2014201320122010200920082007200620052004


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.

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Wine Colour
At release the wine is a dark red colour with ruby red hues.

Wine Bouquet
The wine has an enticing, lifted aroma of plum, blackcurrant and dark cherry fruits along with a bouquet of subtle mocha and a touch of oak derived spice.

Wine Palate
The palate is plump & generous with ripe fruit characters of plum and blackberry. Mocha coffee and subtle spice from oak maturation balance the fruit flavours. The wine is medium to full-bodied with a fleshy mid-palate and supple tannin structure. It is a well balanced wine with great texture, good length and enjoyable fruit on the finish.

Cellaring Notes
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2022.
Acidity: 6.6 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14%
PH: 3.6
Region: Clare Valley
Residual Sugar: 1.3 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 World Wine Championships Awards BTI 2016 Best Buy
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 International Wine Guide Awards 2016 Gold
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 Gold
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2016 Gold
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 Tasters Guild International Wine Judging 2016 Gold
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016 Gold
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 World Wine Championships Awards BTI 2016 Gold
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 El Concurso International Vinus 2016 Gold
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 Perth Royal Wine Show 2016 Gold
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 New Zealand International Wine Show 2016 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 Japan Wine Challenge 2016 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 awc Vienna International Wine Challenge 2016 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 Wine 100 Wine Challenge Award 2016 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 Australian Wine showcase Magazine New Release Tasting 2016 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2016 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 Dan Burger International Wine Competition 2016 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 Cairns Show Wine Awards 2016 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 San Francisco International Wine Competition 2016 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 Mundus Vini International Wine Awards 2016 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 Shanghai International Wine Challenge 2016 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 Global Syrah Masters 2016 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 International Wine Challenge Tranche 2 2016 Silver
Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015 Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2016 Silver

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  • New Release Tasting
    Wakefield Estate Shiraz 201586

    Wine Showcase, September 2016

    New Release Tasting

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  • Wine Reviews: Wakefield - Clare Valley
    Wakefield Estate Shiraz 201586/100

    Isaac Baker, Terroirist, September 2016

    Wine Reviews: Wakefield - Clare Valley
    Deep purple color. A dark core of plum and blackberry fruit on the nose along with violets, loam and black pepper glaze. Silky and juicy presence on the palate with medium acidity and medium-soft tannins. Deep, dark black cherry and plum fruit but it maintains a tart edge. Notes of roasted chestnut, wet earth and pepper add some complexity. Fun, tasty stuff for near-term drinking. I like the more vibrant and less roasted appeal.

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  • Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015
    Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015

    Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, September 2016

    Wakefield Estate Shiraz 2015
    Okay. The 2014 vintage of this wine won a ridonkulous amount of bling for the mantlepiece. Add more gold than if you drained Lake Titicaca before the Conquistadors got thereà.and Wakefield has a serious wine show weapon for not a large amount of cash. Does the 2015 also stack up? Delicous darker, savoury aromoas of just ignited woodfire, roasting chicken (with the skin on) all covered in thyme. ThereÆs cracked black pepper, soft jubey black raspberry and subtle vanilla slice from the American oak. Thoughtful dark blackberry and plum flavours beckon, before creamy/smooth/sweet oak wraps it up. Tannins are a little blocky signalling a medium term of cellaring could be possible, whilst juicy acids get the saliva moving drinking ready for any night of the week. Not sure it will reap the same rewards as the 2014, but still very good, especially for the price.

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  • Australia Shiraz
    Wakefield Estate Shiraz 20154+ stars

    Ronn Weigand, Restaurant Wine, September 2016

    Australia Shiraz
    The Clare Valley Shiraz is richer and more distinctive; a full bodied, moderately rich, supple wine that is long on the palate, and quite lingering in the finish. In aroma/flavor, it tastes of loganberry, plum, pepper, cassis, and cedar. Aged 12 months in American oak barrels.

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  • 2015 Wakefield Estate Shiraz
    Wakefield Estate Shiraz 201588/100 Without Flaws

    Glen Frederiksen, WineLinesOnline, October 2016

    2015 Wakefield Estate Shiraz
    A deep purple/crimson in the glass. Initial scents of menthol and eucalyptus lead to deeper aromas and flavors of blackberries, pectin, earth, fleshy black plum, black licorice, and a note of cocoa powder. Medium-full in body, with sweet, dusty tannins and a supple mouthfeel. This is a solid, everyday red, well-suited to lamb chops on the barbecue. A value vino.

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