Full Review

Wakefield

Wakefield
2020 Estate, Shiraz, Clare Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

Wakefield
2020 Estate, Shiraz, Clare Valley

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Shiraz

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 14.5%
Indigo color. Aromas and flavors of leather polish, blackberry and black cherry, pepper and eucalyptus, and pipe tobacco with a silky, dry medium-to-full body and a warming, engaging, medium-long finish with overtones of peppered bacon, grilled bamboo, and vitamin c tablet with a suggestion of oak flavor. A classic example of the modern and leaner style of Aussie Shiraz.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: leather polish, blackberry and black cherry, pepper and eucalyptus, and pipe tobacco
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of peppered bacon, grilled bamboo, and vitamin c tablet
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A classic example of the modern and leaner style of Aussie 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

Their Portfolio

91 Early Times Bottled In Bond Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky 50% (USA) $24.00.
88 El Jimador Añejo Tequila 40% (Mexico) $26.00.
BR El Jimador Reposado Tequila 40% (Mexico) $21.00. - Bronze Medal
88 El Jimador Silver Tequila 40% (Mexico) $21.00.
88 Herradura Reposado Tequila 40% (Mexico) $42.00.
85 Herradura Ultra Anejo Tequila Cristalino 40% (Mexico) $59.00.
BR Sonoma-Cutrer 2020 Rosé of Pinot Noir, Sonoma County 11.9% (USA) $25.00. - Bronze Medal
90 Sonoma-Cutrer 2019 Chardonnay, Sonoma County 13.9% (USA) $23.00.
92 Wakefield 2020 Merlot, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
94 Wakefield 2020 Riesling, Clare Valley 12.0% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Wakefield 2020 Chardonnay, Clare Valley 13.5% (Australia) $18.00.
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.
88 Wakefield 2020 Promised Land, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 14.0% (Australia) $13.00.
91 Wakefield 2021 Promised Land, Chardonnay, South Australia 13.5% (Australia) $13.00.
89 Wakefield 2019 Promised Land Shiraz Cabernet, South Australia 14.5% (Australia) $13.00.
89 Wakefield 2021 Estate, Merlot, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
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.
89 Wakefield 2020 Estate, Shiraz, Clare Valley 14.5% (Australia) $18.00.
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.

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.