Awarded 90 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their July 2018 edition panel review of Australian Shiraz (see blue link below).
Wakefield St Andrews Shiraz 2014 - July 2018 Decanter review
The 2015 vintage (not yet available in the UK) was awarded 94 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their July 2019 producer profile of Wakefield (see blue link below).
Wakefield St Andrews Shiraz 2015 - July 2019 Decanter review
When Bill Taylor Snr and his sons acquired a promising block of land in the Clare Valley in 1969, they did so with the singular hope of creating a wine of the finest quality. Not only did they achieve this dream, they founded a winemaking philosophy that continues to resonate through the wines today. "We understand the importance of protecting, preserving and enhancing the quality of the fruit from our vineyards. Our aim is to achieve balance, elegance and finesse in every wine and somewhat uniquely when it comes to the style of our wines, we often seek to make wines that are at once both powerful and elegant."
All artists have a signature. A mark that signifies everything they stand for in a few elegant strokes. For Wakefield, St Andrews is that signature. Every bottle is a testament to their winemaking philosophy and a showcase for their hand-crafted approach to winemaking. The first Wakefield St. Andrews wines were released in 1999 and have developed a reputation as benchmark examples of great Clare Valley wine. St Andrews is only ever released in the finest vintages.
See blue link below for the excellent fiche technique/technical note from the winemakers at Wakefield.
Wakefield St Andrews Shiraz 2014 - fiche technique