Wendouree

A. P. Birks

Wendouree Cabernet Malbec 2018

Amazingly found this bottle at rustic pizza, Clare Valley at a $130. Thought this might be our only chance to drink a Wendouree so grabbed it. Beautifully fresh fruited, lovely balance, crisp acidity, medium bodied. Black/red fruited with violet highlights, spice, earth, eucalypt, silky dry tannin. The longer we sat with it the leather and tannin became quite firm, perhaps overwhelming some of the earlier fruit flavours. Drunk too young but still memorable. — 2 months ago

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A. P. Birks

Wendouree Malbec 2013

Surprisingly shy and restrained. Feels like it needs a lot more time to open up. It has a medium weight elegance. There’s a sense of latent power but for now it’s simply soft and approachable with a good bit of tannin structure on the finish. — a year ago

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A. P. Birks

Wendouree Clare Shiraz 2004

Xmas 19 bottle 1. Rye. Nose of eculyptus, mineral and bubblegum. Abit savoury and bitter finish. Crushed rocks and woody bark, crystaline, blue fruits, tea bag and spicy. Talcum powder — 2 years ago

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Yalumba

The Signature Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2006

Lunch with friends on Saturday. Excellent as always. See previous notes. Yalumba’s premium red from a good vintage. A classic Cabernet Shiraz from the Barossa. Preferred by most over the 2002 Wendouree Cabernet Malbec. — 3 months ago

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A. P. Birks

Wendouree Shiraz 2004

Maybe not a peacock's tail, but focused
Splendid cherry, notes of iron and licorice
After you swallow it stays with you for various minutes. Gorgeous!!
— 9 months ago

Tony, Daniel P. and 11 others liked this

Atlas Wines

429º Clare Valley Shiraz 2013

Woody Oaky notes with Blackberry and menthol/eucalypt aromas like a typical Clare Valley Shiraz best exemplified by Wendouree for the menthol. On the palate oodles of Blackberry and briar. Full bodied and rich with sweet fruit flavours and softening mellow chocolatey tannins. A typical South Australian Shiraz - in this case Clare Valley. — a year ago

Daniel P., Serge and 11 others liked this

Wendouree

Shiraz 1991

30 years young and just hitting its straps. Wow what a wine! — 4 months ago

A. P. Birks

Wendouree Shiraz Mataro 1996

So youthful — 5 months ago

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Grosset

Gaia Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

Very deep crimson in colour. More cassis than tomato bush - throw in some mint and liquorice. Medium to full bodied yet with great intensity in this excellent Clare Valley Cabernet: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc. Thankfully (IMO) no overt Clare Valley menthol (like Wendouree can be). Palate has lovely black currant flavours with fine persistent tannins. Jeffrey Grosset is better known for his award winning Rieslings but has made a beauty with this Cabernet. Has the fortitude to go another 10 years if so desired. — a year ago

Mike, Severn and 7 others liked this

Wendouree

AP Birks Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

Extraordinary elegance
Balance with a super long aftertaste
Still young but already singing ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
— 3 years ago

Ira, David and 4 others liked this