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Wakefield Shiraz 2009 Wine Review

Wakefield Shiraz 2009

Wakefield Shiraz 2009

Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia

Community Score: 4.4/5

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2011-2014

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Wakefield

Agent: Vin Vino Wine Merchants Inc.

Product: 943787

Product: 161935

Product: 11459386

Product: 814305

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Vintages Wine Panel: At the 2010 Sydney International Wine Competition, this wine was also named one of the Top 100 Wines of the whole competition. My note: Minty and dark-berried. Fleshy and full-bodied. Top me up, would you please?

Shiraz food pairings: stuffed eye fillet of beef on carrot puree with broad beans.

This was reviewed February 19, 2011 by

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A pretty wine ... On the palate it was well balanced. The acid and the tannin were in check with the amount of fruit. A very long finish. It seemed to do extremely well with food. This smoky, rich, meaty taste developed and extended the finish on the wine making it even longer and more savoury. It was one of my favourite matches of the entire competition. Score: Blue-Gold Source: Peter Moser, Falstaff Wine Guide



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