The St. Andrews designate from Wakefield has been bottled in vintages of distinction since 1999. Showcasing the purity of fruit and deft fermentation skills, winemaker Adam Eggins is creating benchmark wines from the Clare Valley.  Understated elegance in a bottle, the 2014 Wakefield Shiraz St. Andrews from the Clare Valley, Australia comes across deliciously.

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.

Rating: Excellent (91) | $60 | 14.5% ABV

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