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Wakefield Estate - Estate Chardonnay 2016


  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: Clare Valley
  • Wine Maker: Mitchell Taylor & Adam Eggins
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.4%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2019
Duty/Vat Paid
WA: 86 (2014) WS: 86 (2015) WE: 87 (2015) JH: 86 (2016) WF: 85 (2015)

Wine tasting notes

At release, the wine is a pale straw with a slight green hue to the edge. Delightful aromas of white peach, nectarines and subtle citrus zest join hints of cashew and cream. Fresh flavours of stone fruit combine with a tropical pine/lime characters, cashews and an underlying creaminess from extended lees stirring to deliver a mouth-filling and enjoyable wine. The wine has a clean, elegant palate, a soft acid backbone and long, persistent finish.

Winery Information

Wakefield Estate

Wakefield is a third generation family wine business and was founded in 1969 by Bill Taylor inspired by his love for the red wines of Bordeaux’s Medoc region. He was drawn to South Australia’s Clare Valley where his first 178 hectare vineyard was planted on the banks of the Wakefield River close to the village of Auburn. The vineyard was carefully chosen to benefit from red-brown loam over limestone soils (also known as Terra Rossa) and the Clare Valley’s cool climate which were known to.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014)86 pts

July 2015 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The 2014 Wakefield Estate Chardonnay has notes of apples, peaches and allspice with a hint of cedar. Medium-bodied, there is decent concentration and balance on the palate and the medium-long finish is clean and expressive.

Wine Spectator (2015)86 pts

Bright melon and peach flavors have a tangy accent of lemon juice, with plenty of caramel and toast notes on the finish.

Wine Enthusiast (2015)87 pts

Because of a short vintage, this Clare Valley-based winery reached down into Padthaway for fruit. The result is a broad, slightly warm wine, marked by melon, peach and apricot flavors.

James Halliday (2016)86 pts

Machine-harvested, a mix of tank and barrel fermentation with cultured yeast, matured for 9 months in used French oak. Buttery yellow peach flavours.

Wine Front (2015)85 pts

The fruit/flavour profile is quite sweet, or gives that impression, with tinned peach and pear flavours coming interlaced with sweet aniseed. I kid you not. Let’s just call it ripe and generous.