Wakefield

Clare Valley Shiraz

8.917 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Clare Valley, Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Zane Fralick

Production Terra D'Oro Winery

9.1

A wonderful Australian gem! Good fruit, mild and soft....between a Zin and a Cab. Great legs....smooth finish!

A wonderful Australian gem! Good fruit, mild and soft....between a Zin and a Cab. Great legs....smooth finish!

3 people found it helpfulDec 22nd, 2015
Xanjo Santos

Bang for the buck wine of the year thus far!

Bang for the buck wine of the year thus far!

1 person found it helpfulMay 23rd, 2016
Allison Lyzenga

Very bold, ripe flavors but not a total fruit bomb; berry, red fruits, leather, oak, a bit of chocolate and spice, stewed plum

Very bold, ripe flavors but not a total fruit bomb; berry, red fruits, leather, oak, a bit of chocolate and spice, stewed plum

Jul 3rd, 2017
Alex Kitayama

Rich and structured. Fragrant and full-body with assortment of fresh and cooked black fruit flavors. Dark chocolate and savory with a hint of vanilla add more intensity. High acidity, high tannin and long finish.

Rich and structured. Fragrant and full-body with assortment of fresh and cooked black fruit flavors. Dark chocolate and savory with a hint of vanilla add more intensity. High acidity, high tannin and long finish.

Feb 2nd, 2017
B Natasha Woo Ding

Beautifully balanced and very well priced.

Beautifully balanced and very well priced.

Dec 15th, 2016
TheSkip

My 200th wine!!

I probably spent a bit too long thinking about which wine to choose, having noticed the night prior that I was at 199. But then this bottle struck me and that was that! About a year ago, I had my dad "import" this from Canada because it seems Wakefield is hard to get in the US. It was one of the first wines I ever remember buying and then saying - i am going to make a conscious effort to buy more. So I felt this would be a good anniversary wine to see how far I've come, as there have been at least 200 cuvées since I started on here

I'm glad to say that I still think this is a very good wine. The nose opens with sweet cedar and cherry. It's fairly dark purple but still opaque. On the palate there are the typical notes of dark blue fruits. It has fairly soft tannins and a moderate finish. The
#qpr is high!

With all that said - I'd like to thank all the folks that I follow on Delectable. I've learned a lot from each of you and I appreciate reading your thoughts and seeing what you're drinking.
@David A Lentine @Ron R @Jody Scharf @Bill Bender @"Odedi" @Mike Rowe @Rochelle @Martin G Rivard @Bob McDonald @Fraser McKinley @Paul T @Shay Aldriedge @Eric Shanks @Matthew Beninati and everyone else who I may have forgotten!! Cheers!!

My 200th wine!!

I probably spent a bit too long thinking about which wine to choose, having noticed the night prior that I was at 199. But then this bottle struck me and that was that! About a year ago, I had my dad "import" this from Canada because it seems Wakefield is hard to get in the US. It was one of the first wines I ever remember buying and then saying - i am going to make a conscious effort to buy more. So I felt this would be a good anniversary wine to see how far I've come, as there have been at least 200 cuvées since I started on here

I'm glad to say that I still think this is a very good wine. The nose opens with sweet cedar and cherry. It's fairly dark purple but still opaque. On the palate there are the typical notes of dark blue fruits. It has fairly soft tannins and a moderate finish. The
#qpr is high!

With all that said - I'd like to thank all the folks that I follow on Delectable. I've learned a lot from each of you and I appreciate reading your thoughts and seeing what you're drinking.
@David A Lentine @Ron R @Jody Scharf @Bill Bender @"Odedi" @Mike Rowe @Rochelle @Martin G Rivard @Bob McDonald @Fraser McKinley @Paul T @Shay Aldriedge @Eric Shanks @Matthew Beninati and everyone else who I may have forgotten!! Cheers!!

Aug 9th, 2016
Konstantin Rupasov

Exceptionally balanced, mature, masculine, text-book Australian Shiraz. Should be saved in some Aussie version of National Research Council. Awesome.

Exceptionally balanced, mature, masculine, text-book Australian Shiraz. Should be saved in some Aussie version of National Research Council. Awesome.

May 26th, 2016
chwn

chwn had this 3 years ago

chwn had this 3 years ago

Sep 23rd, 2016
Jere Virtanen

Jere had this 3 years ago

Jere had this 3 years ago

Sep 15th, 2016
Aled Gruffydd

Aled had this 3 years ago

Aled had this 3 years ago

Jul 14th, 2016