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Wakefield Reisling 2005

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Situated in the heart of South Australia’s beautiful Clare Valley, Wakefield has become one of Australia’s best loved and most trusted wineries. The tale of Wakefield's wine-making goes back a few years - three generations in fact, and all began with Bill Taylor Senior, and his love of a certain Bordeaux wine. Originally wine merchants in Sydney, a passion for wine was all part of being a Taylor, and in particular, for the famous French Clarets such as Château Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux’s Medoc region. It was this long held fascination for these wines which inspired the family’s foray into winemaking, and provides the inspiration and winemaking philosophy behind all Wakefield's winemaking today - to produce premium wines of exceptional and comparable quality in Australia. At first the St Andrews Riesling appears reserved although with a closer inspection the wine has lifted varietal aromas of lemon, lime, pear, and slightly floral perfume. This is a wine with substantial palate weight showing great depth and generosity of flavour. The palate is zesty with citrus flavours carried throughout and long after the wine has left the mouth. The structure is rich, full and long but the finish is soft and elegant. The wine is restrained yet generous and will reward further cellaring.

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  • 2005

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Winery: Wakefield Wines
Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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Situated in the heart of South Australia’s beautiful Clare Valley, Wakefield has become one of Australia’s best loved and most trusted wineries. The tale of Wakefield's wine-making goes back a few years - three generations in fact, and all began with Bill Taylor Senior, and his love of a certain Bordeaux wine. Originally wine merchants in Sydney, a passion for wine was all part of being a Taylor, and in particular, for the famous French Clarets such as Château Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux’s Medoc region. It was this long held fascination for these wines which inspired the family’s foray into winemaking, and provides the inspiration and winemaking philosophy behind all Wakefield's winemaking today - to produce premium wines of exceptional and comparable quality in Australia. At first the St Andrews Riesling appears reserved although with a closer inspection the wine has lifted varietal aromas of lemon, lime, pear, and slightly floral perfume. This is a wine with substantial palate weight showing great depth and generosity of flavour. The palate is zesty with citrus flavours carried throughout and long after the wine has left the mouth. The structure is rich, full and long but the finish is soft and elegant. The wine is restrained yet generous and will reward further cellaring.

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