Award-winning Australian winemaker Wakefield Taylors Family Wines has launched a three-bottle collection showcasing the effect that South Australian soil, climate, and geography have on their chosen wine grapes.
Named the Masterstroke Series to highlight the craft and artistry behind their make, the range is meant to be the ultimate expression of varietal character and champions the regional terroir of three diverse South Australian wine regions.
First is the Wakefield Masterstroke Cabernet Shiraz 2017 produced at Wakefield Taylors’ birthplace and homeground of Clare Valley. Even though the vintage saw some of the region’s heaviest rainfall, it defies common notion with rich flavours of plum, dark chocolate, and mint, giving the wine a rounded complexity that is pronounced from start to finish.
Then there’s the Wakefield Masterstroke Shiraz 2019, that’s been aged for around six months in American oak to match the grape’s robust profile. Despite dry and challenging weather in McLaren Vale leading up to harvest, the wine boasts intense dark fruit profiles, with notes of cherry jam, wood spice, and toasted bread in this full-bodied, deep purple wine that pairs really well with food.
Lastly is the Wakefield Masterstroke Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 from Coonawarra. Winter rains and winds from the southern ocean kept temperatures cool for the vintage, allowing the region’s limestone soil to shine. The result is a wine defined by soft tannins, woody cedar, and blackcurrant, with a touch of violet aromas thanks to the cooler climate.
The Masterstroke Series by Wakefield Taylors Family Wines was launched in conjunction with ProWine Singapore 2022, the region’s largest wine and spirits trade show which took place in September.
In Singapore, the Masterstroke Series is now available both online and offline at Bottles & Bottles. Each wine is going for S$58 each.