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Wakefield Estate - Estate Riesling 2016


  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: Clare Valley
  • Wine Maker: Mitchell Taylor & Adam Eggins
  • Grape: Riesling
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 12.8%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2019
Duty/Vat Paid
Minimum Qty: (6 btls)
WA: 88 (2014) VS: 89 (2015) JR: 16.5 (2014) WS: 90 (2016) WE: 90 (2016) JH: 90 (2016) WF: 89 (2016) Misc: 4 Stars (2015)

Wine tasting notes

At release, there is a bright, vibrant clarity to the wine. It has a very pale straw colour and subtle green highlights to the edges. The wine displays lifted fresh and vibrant aromas. Lemon and lime citrus characters abound, followed by layers of subtle blossom and enticing floral nuances. On the palate, the wine displays intense citrus fruit characters of fresh lemon and lime along with hints of orange blossom. An apex of tantalizing acid soars in the mid-palate, balanced by good fruit presence. The finish is crisp and resonates with citrus fruit - hallmarks of a great Clare Valley Riesling.

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)88 pts

July 2015 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - The 2014 Wakefield Riesling presents lime juice, orange peel and honeyed peaches on the nose with an attractive accent of jasmine and a hint of white pepper. Light-bodied and dry, it has an approachable and open palate and a medium to long finish.

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2015)89 pts

Pale yellow-gold. Vibrant, sharply focused citrus zest and green tea aromas are underscored by vibrant mineral and ginger notes and a hint of white pepper. Dry, focused and racy on the palate, offering incisive, refreshingly bitter-edged lemon-lime and quince flavors. Puts on weight with air and finishes minerally and taut, with a suave tangerine nuance. -- Josh Raynolds (2014)16.5 pts

Tasted May 2016 - Stony, mineral, loads of lime fruit. Crunchy, crisp, layered. Lots of dry, savoury, classic flavour here. (RH)

Wine Spectator (2016)90 pts

Citrus and floral notes mingle effortlessly on a light and lithe body, with a crescendo of acidity on the finish. Details of white pepper and green apple peel add to the charm. Drink now

Wine Enthusiast (2016)90 pts

Pale gold in color, this wine leads with notes of fresh apples, blossoms and honeycomb. The palate is prickly and refreshing, with a good lick of acidity and some texture and weight to prop it up. Drink now.

James Halliday (2016)90 pts

The citrus blossom bouquet introduces a palate with generous amounts of lime and Meyer lemon fruit, balanced acidity providing length and a cleansing finish.

Wine Front (2016)89 pts

This is good buying and drinking. It’s pure, well-flavoured and satisfying. It tastes citrussy and just a little rose petal-like; it races through the mouth but puffs out its feathers just enough to catch your eye.

Miscellaneous (2015)4 stars 88pts - "Bright light medium silvery emerald color. Bright, citrusy, nutty aromas and flavors of baked lemon and peach, grass, and key lime with a tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, layered, medium-length melon sorbet and green apple skin finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A supple, nicely dry structured riesling that is sure to please."