Clare Valley, South Australia
From the bottle
'...Family owned for 4 decades and 3 generations...This Shiraz from our founding range of wines displays seductive ripe berries and plum flavours perfectly balanced with enticing mocha and spice'
Price £11.99 (or £8.99 when two bottles brought in same offer category)
Here's a little fact for any of you that are planning a trip down under and for those of your who aren't, i'm still going to tell you anyway. Due to trademark restrictions in the northern hemisphere what we know was Wakefield Wines is actually called Taylors, which is the family surname, and said family were the first in Australia to use only screw caps.
The more eagle eyed of you would have noticed that I actually gave you two facts just then. I'm just that kind of caring and sharing person. However, even the less observant of you could see the plethora of medals adorning this bottle. Go on i'll give you a second to scroll back up and have a quick count.
There are nine of them. Nine shiny, circular displays of award winning glory. Certainly lulls me into thinking to must be a bloody good bottle of plonk, but is it? Mmm, it's ok.
Having a look at the wine in the glass it has purple hue (classic sign of a young wine) and has aromas of blackcurrant, dark fruits, violets and slight boiled jam.
Coming to the taste the blackcurrant and fruit holds well with some noticeable tannins and a splash of good old shiraz spice. A tad hot on the back of throat indicating a high alcohol content that hasn't been integrated to the best of its ability.
Rating - Scrape pennies together but only on lower price.