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Wakefield Estate - Saint Andrews Chardonnay 2016

Information

  • Country: Australia
  • Wine Region: South Australia
  • Wine Area: Clare Valley
  • Wine Maker: Mitchell Taylor & Adam Eggins
  • Grape: Chardonnay
  • Grape Percentage: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2025
Duty/Vat Paid
JR: 17 (2012) WS: 91 (2015) JS: 91 (2015) WF: 90 (2015)

Wine tasting notes

St Andrews is the flagship range from Wakefield Wines. In 1995 the Taylor family purchased the historic St Andrews property next door to the Wakefield estate, releasing their first wines in 1999. The wines are hand crafted from individually selected parcels of fruit, grown on the family’s estate vineyards, and are a true labour of love with the greatest dedication and care. Sweet spice and savoury cashew nut from the French oak add complexity to the tropical fruit aromas. This is a medium-bodied yet sumptuous wine with an enjoyable creaminess. Flavours of juicy white fleshed stone fruit are evident along with cleansing citrus at the 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

JancisRobinson.com (2012)17 pts

Very light fruit - orange, grapefruit and some honey. Easily mistakeable for good Loire Chenin, in fact - which I mean as high praise! Fuller flavour on the palate, and not lean in the Victorian Chardonnay mould. No reductive character either. Surprising lack of leesiness for this style - it is very smooth and glassy in texture. The faintest smidge of oak - not noticeable unless you really look for it. Very classy. (RH)

Wine Spectator (2015)91 pts

Elegant, with pure, crisp lime and pear flavors that are delightfully vivid and refreshing. Finishes with a lovely punctuation point of matcha green tea. Drink now.

James Suckling (2015)91 pts

A rich, complex and classically styled chardonnay that has grilled peach and butterscotch fruit. A full fleshy texture and a bold, grilled peach finish. Drink now. Screw cap.

Wine Front (2015)90 pts

Well, for a one year old Riesling, it already smells quite developed. Lime juice, toast, tangerine skin and soapy perfume. Steps up on the palate with a gentle chalky texture, good limey flavour offering crunch and bite, and a slightly thick finish of good length. It’s pretty good drinking now.