Medium-bodied with seductive flavours of cherries, dark plums and berry fruits. French oak maturation provides subtle spice characters.Download Full Winemaker Note
At release the wine is a ruby red with a vibrant purple hue.
The wine displays maraschino cherry fruit characteristics with hints of vanilla bean and underlying subtle cigar box and spicy oak aromas.
This is a medium-bodied wine with flavours of cherry, plums and subtle raspberry along with well integrated savoury French oak. There is a pleasing soft and silky texture to the mid palate and the wine has a long, persistent finish.
This wine can be enjoyed upon release but will reward careful cellaring up to and possibly beyond 2016.
|Residual Sugar:||0.47 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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Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury, April 2012
Over four decades the Wakefield Estate label has grown to include a shiraz, pinot noir, merlot, five whites and this punchy Spanish-styled tempranillo with its cherry and red berry flavours, spicy notes, savoury characters and rounded tannins.
Jeff Collerson, DailyTelegraph, May 2012
Spain's best native grape is suited to SA's Clare Valley and this has the variety's hallmark spicy, tobacco-like characters. Medium bodied with a savoury edge and, typical of tempranillo, drinks extremely well in its youth.
Chris Shanahan, Sunday Canberra Times, August 2012
The label doesn't reveal the wine's origins, but it's a blend of material from the Clare Valley and Wrattonbully (on the Limestone Coast, adjoining Coonawarra's northern boundary). The cool season produced a light to medium bodied red with bright delicious fruit flavour, reminiscent of bluberries. The winemakers handled various batches of the wines in different ways, including cold soaking one component on skins before fermentation, barrel-fermentation of a second component and using open fermenters for another. The varied approaches produced both fruity and savoury characters and resulted in a very fine, soft tannin structure.
Ray Jordan, West Australian, November 2012
An excellent short-term, medium-bodied tempranillo. Savoury earthy notes merging with some fruity raspberry characters. Flavours of cherry and dusty earth with a slightly plumpish middle palate offering a nice feel in the mouth. This is an easy-drinking quaffer with a bit of style.