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Wakefield

Wakefield
2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley

Pair this wine with:
Game Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14% RS: 3.76%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18
Best Buy
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Wakefield
2015 Shiraz, Clare Valley

Pair this wine with:
Game Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14% RS: 3.76%
Opaque garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of ripe blackberries and mulberries, pressed flowers and violets, potters clay, and malabar pepper with a tangy, dry full body and a complex, crisp finish with earthy, woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. An excellent example.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: ripe blackberries and mulberries, pressed flowers and violets, potters clay, and malabar pepper
Taste Flavor: ripe blackberries and mulberries, pressed flowers and violets, potters clay, and malabar pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Venison, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An excellent example.

The Producer or Importer

Brown-Forman Beverages

The Producer or  Importer
P O Box 1080 / 850 Dixie Hwy.
Louisville, KY 40210
USA
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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.