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Wakefield

Wakefield
2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14% RS: .373%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18
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Wakefield
2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork Vegetables

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14% RS: .373%
Dark violet color. Fruity, attractive aromas and flavors of melted chocolate toffee and blueberry and banana cream pies with graham cracker crusts with a supple, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, layered, long candied orange and lime peels, baking spices, and nuts finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A spot on example of concentrated Clare Valley shiraz.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: melted chocolate toffee and blueberry and banana cream pies with graham cracker crusts
Taste Flavor: candied orange and lime peels, baking spices, and nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Mongolian Beef, Lamb Vindaloo, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spot on example of concentrated Clare Valley shiraz.

The Producer or Importer

Brown-Forman Beverages

The Producer or  Importer
P O Box 1080 / 850 Dixie Hwy.
Louisville, KY 40210
USA
1 502-585-1100

Shiraz

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Shiraz is made in several countries, but the best-known versions are from Australia. Known as Syrah in other countries, Shiraz is a rich red wine known for its blackberry and plum flavors and moderate tannins. Some examples also have a good amount of pepper, tobacco, licorice and black spice apparent on the palate as well.

There are hundreds of versions from Australia, ranging from less than $10 a bottle to more than $40 a bottle. The lighter versions are easy-drinking and should be consumed within one or two years, while the more expensive versions are best consumed from seven to ten years of age. Shiraz in grown in several regions of Australia, the most famous being Barossa and Victoria.

Given the popularity of Australian Shiraz, some producers in California have labeled their offerings of Syrah as Shiraz.

Pair these wines with grilled and barbecued foods, game birds and roasts.