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Wakefield

Wakefield
2019 Promised Land Shiraz Cabernet, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$13
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Wakefield
2019 Promised Land Shiraz Cabernet, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other Australian Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
Violet hued ruby color. Aromas and flavors of black currant, licorice, suede, and eucalyptus with a round, vibrant, dry full body and a peppery, layered, very long finish that presents notes of raspberry jam on dark toast, cracked pepper, and prune with well-integrated, firm tannins and heavy oak flavor. A robust blend that delivers on aromatic intensity and structure; pair with charred steaks.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: black currant, licorice, suede, and eucalyptus
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of raspberry jam on dark toast, cracked pepper, and prune
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A robust blend that delivers on aromatic intensity and structure; pair with charred steaks.

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

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94 Wakefield 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
91 Wakefield 2019 Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
91 Wakefield 2019 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
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93 Wakefield 2022 Estate, Riesling, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $18.00.
93 Wakefield 2021 Estate, Chardonnay, Padthaway 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Wakefield 2020 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
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88 Wakefield 2020 Promised Land, Shiraz, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
89 Wakefield 2021 Promised Land, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 14% (Australia) $13.00.
95 Wakefield 2022 Promised Land, Chardonnay, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $13.00.
92 Wakefield 2022 Promised Land, Pinot Grigio, South Australia 13% (Australia) $13.00.

Other Australian Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other important Australian reds besides Shiraz include Grenache, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir, along with small quantities of Tempranillo, Malbec and a few others.

Pinot Noir performs beautifully in Western Australia, while Grenache and Morvedre can be found in several areas, including New South Wales and Barossa. These two Rhone varieties are often blended together; recently a highly acclaimed and popular Austrlaian red is GSM, referring to three grapes: Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. This blend is loosely based on the famed Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine from France's Rhone Valley.

Excellent versions of Cabernet Sauvignon are produced in several reigions including the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra and Langhorne Creek.