Medium-bodied with seductive flavours of cherries, dark plums and berry fruits. French oak maturation provides subtle spice characters.Download Full Winemaker Note
On release the wine is a deep red with a vibrant purple hue.
The wine displays brooding dark berry fruit characteristics with underlying subtle cigar box and spicy oak aromas.
This is a medium-bodied wine with flavours of cherry, and subtle dark berry fruits along with well integrated spicy French oak. There is great texture to the mid palate and the wine has a long, persistent finish.
This wine has been crafted for immediate enjoyment but may continue to develop for up to 5 years.
|Residual Sugar:||0.27 g/L|
Food type: Duck/Game, Italian, Pasta
Enjoy this simple, quick and very flavoursome dish of Kangaroo meatballs in a rich tomato basil ...
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Jeremy Pringle, Wine Miles, April 2011
Wine Will Eat Itself
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.
Gladstone Observer QLD, June 2011
The tempranillo variety originates from Spain and is relatively unknown throughout Australia. This one is a wonderful way to get to know the variety. Magnificent deep red colours and lovely dark berry fruit characteristics. Don't be afraid to grab a bottle of this, it's something different and you'll thoroughly enjoy it
Jet Star, August 2011
Out & About Warm you up wines
Wakefield Tempranillo 2009 has lots of dark berry fruit and spicy oak aromas, great with paella.
James Halliday, 1001 Wines Under $20, November 2011
It's full red-purple colour introduces a good commercial example of tempranillo, a variety that is proving it's viticultural adaptability to a range of terroirs and climates in Australia, retaining it's dark cherry and plum fruit with a lift on the finish. A nice touch of French oak adds to it's appeal. It's future - and elastic 5 years, no problem a bit shorter or longer.