Pinot Noir 2010
Layered flavours of red cherry, spice and plum are superbly balanced with French oak, giving length to the finish.Download Full Winemaker Note
At release, the wine is a bright red with a vibrant purple hue.
The wine has enticing, lifted fruit aromas of red currant and cherry fruits with a touch of spice and a very subtle minty, menthol character.
The wine is medium-bodied with flavours of ripe cherry and sweet red berry fruits along with delicate star anise spice characters. The palate is sublimely soft with silky tannins. The back palate displays slight warmth while subtle oak characters of cinnamon and cedar add to the overall complexity of this fruit-driven wine.
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2015.
|Residual Sugar:||0.27 g/L|
|Wakefield Estate||Pinot Noir||2010||Ultimate Wine Challenge||2011||Very Good / Strong Recommendation|
|Wakefield Estate||Pinot Noir||2010||San Diego International Wine Compeition||2011||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Pinot Noir||2010||Los Angeles International Wine & Spirit Competition||2012||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Pinot Noir||2010||Riverside International Wine Competition||2011||Silver|
|Wakefield Estate||Pinot Noir||2010||Houston Livestock & Rodeo Wine Competition||2011||Silver|
Reviews for 0
Winestate, February 2011
Blockbuster' with Great varietal example fresh, vibrant plum/ with a subtle and refined cherry aromas and a bouquet and soft, seamlessly integrated, velvety tannin palate savoury palate - slightly layered with powerful, drying and chewy, with strawberry-like flavours savoury characters.
Illawara Mercury, April 2011
The Riesling Tasting
One of four new reds, including a shiraz, merlot and tempranillo, from the always reliable Wakefield Estate label. Crafted from Adelaide Hills fruit this is a nicely poised pinot with aromatic plum and cherry fruit flavours, a lick of spice, earthy characters, balanced oak and fine supple tannins. Drink with venison.
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.
Glen Frederiksen, Winelines Online (USA), October 2011
Like the Yarra Valley, AustraliaÆs Adelaide Hills region is becoming renowned for its cool-climate Pinot Noir, along with Chablis-like Chardonnay and minerally/sharp Sauvignon Blanc. The nose of this wine is elevated by spice and mint, leading to ample fresh berry and ripe cherry fruit. Light on the palate, it finishes with some earthy grip. This is not a traditional Pinot flavor profile, but the wine is really fun to drink. Bring on the buffet and letÆs party!
James Halliday, 1005 Wines Under $20, November 2011
The choice of the Adelaide Hills for a winery that has a strong South Australian profile was inevitable if it wished to make quality pinot noir. What is mildly surprising is the sub-$20 price tag for a pinot noir of this quality. It has good hue and depth, and the black cherry and plum fruit of the bouquet carry through to the complex and powerful palate, where earthy/foresty notes combine with tannins, a touch of stem and french oak. It should be a pleasure to drink over the next 5 years.
James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au, November 2011
The choice of the Adelaide Hills for a winery that has a strong South Australian profile was inevitable if it wished to make quality pinot noir. What is mildly surprising is the sub-$20 price tag for a pinot of this quality. It has good hue and depth, and the black cherry and plum fruit of the bouquet carry through to the complex and powerful palate, where earthy/ foresty notes combine with tannins, a touch of stem and French oak. It should be a pleasure to drink over the next 5 years.