Wakefield Clare Valley Shiraz 2014

Wakefield Shiraz 2014 (337 x 599)I first discovered this gem of a wine  at a Majestic ‘Winter tasting ‘ event back in November 2015.

Although not one of the wines on show, It happened to be sitting on their tasting counter along with one or two other pretty decent bottles, not sure how long it had been opened for but their was still half a bottle and over the course of the evening I must admit to revisiting this Aussie beauty a few times. There was slightly less than half a bottle by the end of the evening (Shhh, empty it was !! ) but I didn’t drink it all, honestly and I did end up buying a few bottles.

Made in the Wakefield Estate in the Clare valley this Shiraz was a teeth staining inky black in the glass with aromas of dark cherries and ripe plums with a whiff of mocha. On first sip the juicy ripe dark fruits are prominent and there’s a slight tarry flavour about it. Coffee beans and Vanilla also make an appearance with a spicy peppery finish.

A wine to enjoy with or without food, I actually drank this with some spicy lamb kebabs and it paired beautifully.

As you may have gathered I liked this a lot and for £8.99 on multi buy very good value for money and it’s one Shiraz I will be buying again.



My rating 8/10 Corks

£8.99 on Multi buy  @ Majestic

Another Ripper from Tim Adams

Timadams riesling 2011(450 x 600)Australia 11%

A chilled bottle of Tim Adams Riesling has been sitting in my fridge now for a while, just my luck when I finally decided to have it with lunch the weather changes, the temperature drops and the heavens open but from the minute I twisted the cap and poured the first glass full I could have been transported to the other side of the world, sitting having lunch in a Clare Valley vineyard in brilliant sunshine.

In the glass, very, I mean very pale colour with a lively and very inviting aroma of predominantly lemon and apples but still with a hint of petrol.

Taste wise, Very dry, zingy, crisp and steely, with refined acidity. As well as lemons there was a bit more tropical fruit flavour noticeable and at 11% it was very easy, perhaps a little too easy to drink.

This really was a pretty decent Aussie wine from the ever reliable Tim Adams, to be honest I’ve not really tasted a bad wine from Tim and having met the man himself at various wine tastings it’s evident how passionate and proud he is about his wines and rightly so.

Good on ya Tim !

8corksMy Rating 8/10 Corks

Various around £9