Enormously flavoursome with rich fruit characters of black cherry, plum and ripe berries. American oak adds nuances of vanilla, cigar box, coffee and toast.Download Full Winemaker Note
At release, the wine has a deep red colour with a purple hue to the edge.
The wine has complex and enticing bouquet of dark berry fruit along with juicy black plum, spice, cedar and hints of licorice, chocolate and roasted coffee.
On the palate, the wine is rich and complex with layers of flavour. Dark berry fruits combine with lashings of coffee, chocolate and spice from high quality oak. The fruit and oak weight create a multidimensional palate which is defined with well-balanced, elegant tannins. This is a very generous wine with textural complexity and long, persistent flavours.
This wine is evolving well at release yet should cellar well to 2029 or possibly longer.
|Residual Sugar:||0.69 g/L|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||La Mujer Elige ""Woman Chooses""||2016||Double Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||TERRAVINO Mediterranean International Wine & Spirit Challenge||2016||Double Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||China Wine & Spirits Awards||2016||Double Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Tasters Guild 30th Annual International Wine Judging||2017||Double Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Sakura Japan Womens Wine Awards||2017||Double Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||El Concurso International Vinus||2016||Double Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Catavinum World Wine & Spirit Competition||2017||Great Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Great American International Wine Competition||2017||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Global Syrah Masters||2016||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Pacific Rim Wine Competition||2017||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Wine & Barrel Alliances-Du-Monde International Competition||2016||Gold - Top 10 Wines|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Berliner Wine Trophy||2017||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Mundus Vini International Wine Awards||2016||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Australian Wine showcase Magazine New Release Tasting||2016||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Japan Wine Challenge||2016||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Finger Lakes International Wine Competition||2017||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Tasters Guild Wine Lovers International Consumer Wine Judging||2016||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Cinve Awards||2017||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||International Wine Contest Bucharest||2017||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition||2016||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge||2017||Gold - 91 points|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival International Judging||2017||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||World Wine Championships Awards BTI||2017||Gold - Cellar Selection|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Intervin Wine Awards||2016||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Vinalies Internationales Paris||2017||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Stellar Cellar Selection BTI||2016||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Melbourne International Wine Competition||2016||Gold|
|St. Andrews||Shiraz||2014||Critics Challenge International Wine Competition||2017||Critics Gold|
Reviews for 0
Glen Frederiksen, WineLinesOnline, October 2016
An opaque dark purple in the glass, lightening to a bright crimson at the rim. Scents of black pepper and eucalyptus lace fleshy mulberry, black plum, and blackberry fruit. Velvety on the palate, it fills the mouth with thick black berry fruits, licorice, and a note of mocha. The long after-flavor is fruit-driven, picking up a piquant blueberry syrup note that goes on and on. This is a delicious wine now, and should drink well for another 15 years or longer. Try with teriyaki glazed red meats off the grill.
Rich Cook, WineReviewOnline, November 2016
This Issue's Reviews
One of Wakefield's more famous offerings scores again with this vintage, which shows restraint and elegance. A deep nose of black and blue berries with intriguing rather than in-your-face menthol, orange blossom and spice notes that translate nicely into palate flavors, riding a supple texture through a long and satisfying finish that brings a touch of sweet citrus forward.
Robert Whitley, WineReviewOnline, November 2016
Three Tips for Holiday Feasting
This hot-rod Shiraz from Wakefield is a showy wine that dazzles consistently from vintage to vintage. The 2014 is rich and layered, showing aromas of ripe blueberry, blackberry and mulberry, an overlay of eucalyptus and a hint of spice. The finish is seemingly endless, with exceptional persistence of flavor.
Isaac Baker, Terroirist, January 2017
Deep purple color. Aromas of deep currants, blueberries, dark plums, along with black pepper, grilled steak, rich earth and eucalyptus. Full but smooth, plush but fresh, ripe fruit (blueberry and blackberry) combines with fleshy tannins and vibrant acidity, and the fruit maintains a fresh edge. Lots of earth, soy, pepper, tobacco, beef jerky. Instantly delicious but complex, with five to ten years of potential development from this wine. Aged 18 months in American oak.
Marc Hinton, Enobytes, February 2017
A Wine with Distinction: 2014 Wakefield Shiraz St. Andrews
Dark red fruit, fresh tobacco leaf, clove, spice and sandalwood dominate the bouquet. On the palate big flavors of cherry and licorice are on the forefront with a nuance of mint in the background. The finish is lengthy and lavish expressing luxurious layers of texture and tannin in harmony. Rack of lamb with a port reduction sauce served with leek, thyme, and potato gratin will integrate exquisitely with this wine.