Wakefield Estate

Wakefield Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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Region: Clare Valley
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Rich expressive flavours of cassis, mulberry and a hint of eucalypt. French oak maturation adds touches of dark chocolate, cedar and spice.

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Wine Colour
At release, the wine is a deep red with a vibrant purple hue.

Wine Bouquet
The wine has an aroma of rich blackcurrant, subtle spice, tomato leaf and a touch of eucalypt. French oak maturation is also evident with subtle aromas of cedar and dark chocolate.

Wine Palate
This is a wine of great intensity. It has distinctive blackcurrant and cassis fruit flavours. Subtle oak characters of cedar cigar box and spice are also evident. The tannins are fine and elegant – a hallmark of the varietal. The palate is well balanced, complex and fulfilling and lingers on the finish.

Cellaring Notes
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2023.
Acidity: 6.71 g/L
Alcohol Percent: 14.5%
PH: 3.5
Region: Clare Valley
Residual Sugar: 1.1 g/L
Range Variety Vintage Show Name Year Class Award
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 World Value Wine Challenge BTI 2016 Best Buy
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 China Wine & Spirits Awards Best Value 2017 Double Gold
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 La Mujer Elige ""Woman Chooses"" 2016 Double Gold
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Gilbert & Gaillard International Competition 2017 Gold - 87 points
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Jerry D Mead's New World International Wine Competition 2017 Gold - 95 points
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 El Concurso International Vinus 2016 Gold
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016 Gold
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Tasters Guild 30th Annual International Wine Judging 2017 Gold
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 World Value Wine Challenge BTI 2016 Gold
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 International Wine Contest Bucharest 2017 Gold
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Frankfurt International Wine Trophy 2017 Gold
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge 2017 Gold - 92 points
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 World Wine Championships Awards BTI 2017 Silver
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Challenge International du Vin 2017 Silver
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival International Judging 2017 Silver
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Australian Wine showcase Magazine New Release Tasting 2016 Silver
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 TERRAVINO Mediterranean International Wine & Spirit Challenge 2016 Silver
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 New Zealand International Wine Show 2016 Silver
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition 2016 Silver
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Grand Harvest Awards 2016 Silver
Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Wine Lux International Wine Awards 2016 Silver

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  • Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 201589/100 Without Flaws

    Glen Frederiksen, WineLinesOnline, September 2016


    This red presents as an opaque dark purple, with crimson hues at the rim. Eucalyptus-tinged aromas lead to scents of tobacco and tomato leaf, black berries, minerality, and milk chocolate. Good acidity stimulates the palate, and classic cassis and wood spice carry through to the finish. There, youthful, fine-grained tannins poke through. While ready to enjoy now, this wine will continue to provide drinking pleasure for seven more years. Pair it with all manner of red meats, from grilled sirloin to lamb shank.

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  • Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 201587+/100

    Isaac Baker, Terroirist, September 2016


    Vibrant purple color. Aromas of cedar shavings, eucalyptus and black pepper accent the juicy red and black currant fruit. The palate shows fine-grained tannins and moderate acidity, framing this medium-plus bodied wine in a fresh package. Juicy red and black currants and plums mix off of loamy soil, eucalyptus, mint and espresso. Plenty of fruit but this has lots of freshness that make it easy and pleasant to sip, but enough to unpack for a few years in the cellar.

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  • Food & Drinks
    Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 20154.5 stars

    Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson, Winnipeg Free Press, January 2017

    Food & Drinks
    Blackcurrant, blackberry, cassis, spearmint and a savoury herbal note dominate on the nose of this Clare Valley red, with modest lacquer/vanilla notes hinting at oak. On the dry but fruit-forward, full-bodied palate the fruit is dark and chewy, highlighting blackberry, raspberry and plum notes while supported by anise, mint and secondary woody notes. Overall this is a sophisticated, silky Cabernet Sauvignon that brings mild tannins and a smooth, pleasant finish and thatÆs drinking beautifully now.

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  • Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 201588/100"

    Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review, April 2017


    Dark colours and dark berry fruit with licks of mint and bark. No missing the story here! ItÆs typical Clare Cabernet. Tastes it too û ripe, young, blackberry flavoured. The key appeal is how much hearty Cabernet youÆre getting for the dollars. That raw finish and sweetness contrast is a little distracting, but the depth of flavour carries the whole wine forward, and the gruff Cab tannins will hook in many.

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  • April 8 2017 Newsletter
    Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 20154 stars

    Vic Harradine, Wine Current, April 2017

    April 8 2017 Newsletter
    The lifted lively nose is resplendent with black currant, spice and espresso roast aromas. It coats the palate with a full-bodied, full-textured, full-Monty gusher of chewy cassis, mulberry, peppery and minty notes joined by tang-laden pie cherry persisting through the lengthy mouth-watering finish. ItÆs a bit taut at present handsomely rewarding a three-hour aeration/decant or careful cellaring 2018-2023.

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  • June Reviews
    Wakefield Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 201588/100 Well Recommended

    Joe Czerwinski, Wine Enthusiast, June 2017

    June Reviews
    This medium-bodied Cab¼ernet shows some of the varietyÆs hallmark auster-ity in its firm structure. Cassis, sage and red cur¼rant aromas and flavors finish crisp and lingering. Drink now with rare beef or lamb, or hold and drink 2020û2025.

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