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 dark red colour with ruby red hues.
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.
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.
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2022.
|Residual Sugar:||1.3 g/L|
Food type: Barbeque, Beef
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|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||World Wine Championships Awards BTI||2016||Best Buy|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||World Value Wine Challenge BTI||2016||Best Buy|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||Sydney International Wine Competition 2017||2016||Blue 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||West Coast Wine Competition (East Meets West)||2017||Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||El Concurso International Vinus||2016||Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition||2017||Gold - 91 points|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value||2017||Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||Berliner Wine Trophy||2017||Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||International Wine Guide Awards||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||Perth Royal Wine Show||2016||Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||New York World Wine & Spirits Competition||2016||Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||World Value Wine Challenge BTI||2016||Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||Catavinum World Wine & Spirit Competition||2017||Gold|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||Global Syrah Masters||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||Shanghai International Wine Challenge||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||Dan Burger International Wine Competition||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||awc Vienna International Wine Challenge||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||Japan Wine Challenge||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||Pacific Rim Wine Competition||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||Grand Harvest Awards||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||Cairns Show Wine Awards||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||International Wine Challenge Tranche 2||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||Jerry D Mead's New World International Wine Competition||2017||Silver - 90 poinis|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||TERRAVINO Mediterranean International Wine & Spirit Challenge||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||Stellar Cellar Selection BTI||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||San Francisco International Wine Competition||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||Wine 100 Wine Challenge Award||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||Los Angeles International Wine Competition||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||National Wine Show of Australia||2016||silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||New Zealand International Wine Show||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||Australian Wine showcase Magazine New Release Tasting||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||La Mujer Elige ""Woman Chooses""||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||Royal Adelaide Wine Show||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition||2016||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Shiraz||2015||Mundus Vini International Wine Awards||2016||Silver|
Reviews for 0
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.
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.
Ronn Weigand, Restaurant Wine, September 2016
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.
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.
MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator, December 2016
Tasting Note: Wakefield Shiraz Clare Valley 2015
Elegant and effortless, with a weightless feeling to the juicy cherry, rosemary and spice flavors. Polished on the long finish. Drink now through 2026. 1,500 cases imported.
Dan Traucki, , January 2017
Wakefield 2015 Clare Valley Shiraz
With its shoulders covered in medals- 4 Gold & 5 Silver, this is an impressive wine. Lovely plum and red berry aromas, heaps of plummy flavours with nice elegant tannins and a long lingering finish- The Judges certainly got it right- Hmm, maybe more Gold & less Silver medals- me thinks.
Josh Greene, Wine & Spirits, February 2017
This wineÆs quiet red fruit brings to mind currants and persimmon. The warm tannins carry notes of tar and black pepper, pointed up by some volatile acidity that gives the wine its edge.