2013 Wakefield (Taylor's) "Jaraman" Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley South Australia (Elsewhere $20)
Good hue; a medium-bodied wine that meets all reasonable expectations. The cassis, black olive and bay leaf aromas and flavours are clear and uncluttered, but do not deny the oak and tannins their place at the table. I have every confidence the wine will richly repay five to 10+ years in the cellar.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
A blend of Clare Valley and Coonawarra fruit, the deep garnet-purple colored 2013 Jaraman Cabernet Sauvignon opens with tons of minted blackcurrant and black cherry notes with some chocolate and clove hints. The medium to full-bodied palate is filled with juicy fruit, nice freshness and chewy tannins before finishing long. (LPB)
Dynamic, opening with a note of fresh mint that gives way to plum and currant flavors, and cedar and nutmeg accents, on a taut frame. Drink now through 2028. (MW) (Web Only-2016)
**7 GOLD MEDALS from major international wine competitions.** Including a Double Gold (unanimous Gold from all judges) at the prestigeous China Wine & Spirits Awards and a Gold at the Concours Mondial in Brussels (one of Europe's toughest competitions!) This rich, fruit driven Cabernet is sourced from Wakefield's estate vineyards in both Clare Valley and Coonawarra. It is bursting with dark fruit, cassis, blackcurrant, mint, cedar, subtle menthol and luxurious oak spices. The fruit is soft and generous on the palate but fine tannins draw the wine out long on the finish and give it enough structure to stand up to grilled red meat and hearty braised meats. Big, bold Cabernet at a very modest price point. (Ryan Woodhouse - K&L Aussie Wine Buyer)