Wakefield Estate Shiraz

£13.95 / bottle
£159.03 / case (12+ bottles, 5% off)

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Wakefield Estate Shiraz is a multi-award-winning Shiraz made by the Taylor family. It is produced from grapes sourced from the Limestone Coast & Clare Valley wine-growing regions of Australia.

Wakefield Wines is located in the heart of the Clare Valley. The company was founded by wine merchant Bill Taylor Senior in 1969 with the purchase of 178 hectares of vineyards near the Wakefield River in Auburn. Bill Taylor carefully chose the site for its red brown loam over limestone soils ( this is known as “terra rossa”) and the cool climate of the Clare valley. In that same year, 1969, the first Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted. Since 2000 the company has been run by Managing Director and third generation Winemaker Mitchell Taylor, the grandson of Bill Taylor Senior.

Today Wakefield Estate is one of the most highly esteemed cool climate producers in Australia. Almost all of the grapes are sourced from 500 hectares of family-owned vineyards in the winery which makes it one of the largest single estate plantings in Australia. They do source some fruit from trusted growers in other regions, Coonawarra, for example. The family’s home estate and vineyards are situated in South Australia’s beautiful Clare Valley, in the sub-region of Auburn and stretch to another sub-region border, Watervale. As well as the estate range, they also produce the Jaraman and St Andrew’s ranges. 

The grapes for the Wakefield Estate Shiraz is made from grapes sourced from the Taylor family estate vineyards (located at 350m above sea level on terra rossa over limestone soils) and from selected vineyards in the Limestone Coast.  Primary fermentation was carried out in stainless steel fermenters then pressed using a pneumatic bag press to French oak barrels for secondary, malolactic fermentation. The wine was matured in American oak barrels for twelve months followed by fining, minimal filtration and then bottling.

Wakefield Wines are known under their original name of Taylor’s Wines in Australia and members of Australia’s First Families of Wine (AFFW) alongside other prestigious producers such as Jim BarryTyrrells and d’Arenberg.

Tasting Notes

From Wakefield Estate:

Colour: At release, the wine is a dark red colour with ruby red hues.

Nose: The wine has a wonderful aroma displaying dark plum, redcurrant and red cherry fruits along with subtle chocolate and a touch of oak derived spice.

Palate: The palate is plump & generous with ripe fruit characters of plum, cherry and redcurrant. Mocha coffee and subtle aniseed characters are also present along with vanillan oak to balance the fruit flavours. The wine is medium-bodied with a soft mid-palate & pleasing tannin structure. It is a well balanced wine with great texture, good length and enjoyable fruit flavours on the finish.

Food Pairing

Enjoy it with a juicy grilled steak or a hearty beef stew. Another great choice is a charcuterie board with cured meats and aged cheeses.

The wine’s robust character can also stand up to more intense flavors; for a delightful finish, indulge in a dark chocolate dessert.


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