(2009 Vintage) This is a wine of great intensity. It has distinctive blackcurrant and cassis fruit flavours. Subtle oak characters of cedar cigar box and spice are also evident. The tannins are fine and elegant – a hallmark of the varietal. The palate is well balanced, complex and fulfilling and lingers on the finish.
Wakefield wines (whites and reds) in the Clare Valley often offer exceptional value. This has minty cassis and blackberry aromas leading into lush blackberry, cherry cola and vanilla flavours. Overall big and flavourful. Score - 90. (Gordon Stimmell, winealign.com, Feb. 9, 2012)