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2017 Wakefield Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French) "St Andrews"

Wakefield 2017 St. Andrews Shiraz

Winery: Wakefield

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "St Andrews"

Wine Category: Syrah & Shiraz (Other than French)

Grape blend: 100% Shiraz

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Clare Valley

State or country: Australia

Price: $55

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 91 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: February 9, 2021

Wine Review: This medium purple colored Shiraz opens with a ripe blackberry, eucalyptus, milk chocolate, and black licorice with a hint of coconut. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is fruitcake and red currant blend with notes of Morello cherry and strawberry licorice. I also detected hints of cinnamon, raisin, and some bacon. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors and mild tannins have nice endurance. This Shiraz would pair well with a grilled Colorado lamb chop. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: At release, the wine has a concentrated ruby red color with a dark mahogany hue to the edge. It is complex and enticing with red berry fruits, dark chocolate, dusty spice, and hints of charcuterie, cigar box and roasted coffee. On the palate, this wine is rich and complex with layers of flavor. Dark berry fruits combine with lashings of coffee, chocolate and spice from high quality oak. The fruit and oak weight create a multi-dimensional palate which is defined with well-balanced, elegant tannins. This is a very generous wine with textural complexity and long, persistent flavors.

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