Estate Shiraz Wakefield 2016 75cl

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Country Australia
Region Clare Valley
Brand Wakefield Wines
Grape Variety Shiraz
Size 75cl
ABV 14.0%
Closure Type screwcap
Vintage 2016
Maturity This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2023.
Food Match BBQ T-Bone Steak with Chimichurri salsa, Bean and Corn Burritos, Easy Beef Lasagne, Roasted Vegetable Pizza
Style Full, juicy and ripe

This wine is a beautiful dark red colour. The nose displays an array of fresh red berry fruits, dark plum along with a bouquet of subtle mocha and a touch of oak derived spice. The soft and fleshy Shiraz boasts a lively, juicy palate with subtle chocolate and savoury characters from the oak maturation.

The palate is plump and 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.

The Taylor family believe great wines are made in the vineyard. The Estate wines are crafted with care and seek to capture the essence of the vineyard site and the pure varietal expression of the grape.

Country Of Origin: Australia

Wakefield is a third generation family wine business and was founded in 1969 by Bill Taylor who was inspired by his love for the red wines of Bordeaux’s Medoc region. He was drawn to South Australia’s Clare Valley where his first 178 hectare vineyard was planted on the banks of the Wakefield River close to the village of Auburn. The vineyard was carefully chosen to benefit from red-brown loam over limestone soils (also known as Terra Rossa) and the Clare Valley’s cool climate which were known to be ideal for the cultivation of Cabernet Sauvignon vines.

In 1973 Bill Taylor tentatively entered his inaugural Cabernet Sauvignon vintage in Royal Adelaide Wine Show and was delighted to win the prestigious Montgomery Trophy for best red wine in show. Since then Wakefield wines have gone on to win more than 2000 medals and awards in major international wine competitions.

Today Wakefield is headed up by Mitchell Taylor whose philosophy blends an ‘old world’ estate mind set with ‘new world’ winemaking innovation; coupled with an almost fanatical attention to detail and obsession with quality. This results in wines of tremendous quality and style that are made with respect for the company’s family heritage. The Wakefield estate now covers 750 hectares from which a range of distinctive wines to suit every occasion is crafted.

Country Of Origin: Australia

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