A. P. Birks

Wendouree Cabernet Malbec

9.324 ratings
9.45 pro ratings
South Australia, Australia
Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Scott Taddeo

Amazing wine. So complete and composed. Violets, bay leaf, plums, cassis, liquorice and perfectly judged oak nuance. Fruit feels perfectly ripe. A wall of tannin but nothing to resolute. Acidity well inter grated. Grand stuff

Amazing wine. So complete and composed. Violets, bay leaf, plums, cassis, liquorice and perfectly judged oak nuance. Fruit feels perfectly ripe. A wall of tannin but nothing to resolute. Acidity well inter grated. Grand stuff

Jan 1st, 2018
Paul Kaan

Winemaker/Blogger FilthyGoodVino.com

9.4

Wendouree starting to hit it's stride at 17yo. Supple, layered, yummy, beautiful tannin. Great way to kick off lunch! #FilthyOldVino #Wine #RealWine #Wendouree

Wendouree starting to hit it's stride at 17yo. Supple, layered, yummy, beautiful tannin. Great way to kick off lunch! #FilthyOldVino #Wine #RealWine #Wendouree

May 2nd, 2015
Elton Nichols

Cellermaster at Canlis

9.9

Eucalypt, Assam tea, baked plums and pomegranate with silty semi-organic minerality

Eucalypt, Assam tea, baked plums and pomegranate with silty semi-organic minerality

Mar 6th, 2014
Wojciech Bońkowski

Bloger bonkowshi.me

9.6

Superb. And so young. A perfect wrap-up #savour bottle. Thanks James Rouse!

Superb. And so young. A perfect wrap-up #savour bottle. Thanks James Rouse!

Sep 24th, 2013
Chris

Wine was in much better shape than my footy team. Showed balance, power and a great finish.

Wine was in much better shape than my footy team. Showed balance, power and a great finish.

Sep 9th, 2017
Ceccherini Cristiano

Young, little green, but altogether delicious and definitely potential to age longer. You could hardly taste the Cabernet component yet

Young, little green, but altogether delicious and definitely potential to age longer. You could hardly taste the Cabernet component yet

Jul 24th, 2017
Ceccherini Cristiano

Still young,
I hope I didn't open my last one..I don't wanna check😩

Still young,
I hope I didn't open my last one..I don't wanna check😩

Jun 4th, 2017
Ceccherini Cristiano

Complexity, elegant, fruity, spicy, pungent and so much more. Still a long way to go. Out of the ordinary ✌️

Complexity, elegant, fruity, spicy, pungent and so much more. Still a long way to go. Out of the ordinary ✌️

Mar 5th, 2017
Ceccherini Cristiano

Fruit, liquorice, balsamic, long with a great texture, but still so young that is embarrassing; I opened it 30 hours ago and it doesn't give more than youth. I have 3 more bottles, I guess I have to drink them with my sons😱when they will be old enough

Fruit, liquorice, balsamic, long with a great texture, but still so young that is embarrassing; I opened it 30 hours ago and it doesn't give more than youth. I have 3 more bottles, I guess I have to drink them with my sons😱when they will be old enough

Dec 4th, 2016
Bob McDonald

I would pick this as a Wendouree wine in a blind tasting because of the strong trademark Eucalypt/Menthol nose. Rustic with a touch of over development. Strong for its age of 18 years.

I would pick this as a Wendouree wine in a blind tasting because of the strong trademark Eucalypt/Menthol nose. Rustic with a touch of over development. Strong for its age of 18 years.

Jul 3rd, 2016