A. P. Birks

Wendouree Shiraz

9.517 ratings
9.56 pro ratings
Clare Valley, Mount Lofty Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Shiraz
Beef, Venison, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Lamb, Pasta, Potato, Mushrooms, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Quite dense crimson in colour for its age. Notes of Menthol/Eucalyptus and aniseed typical of Wendouree. A full bodied palate- earthy, berry, mineral with a tarry note. Might be a 19 year old wine but there is so much latent energy and power it will go on for some years yet. I will drink my last one in 2 to 3 years and if I have the willpower should be 4 to 5 years. Will go the distance.

Quite dense crimson in colour for its age. Notes of Menthol/Eucalyptus and aniseed typical of Wendouree. A full bodied palate- earthy, berry, mineral with a tarry note. Might be a 19 year old wine but there is so much latent energy and power it will go on for some years yet. I will drink my last one in 2 to 3 years and if I have the willpower should be 4 to 5 years. Will go the distance.

Sep 11th, 2020
Bob McDonald

Another Valentines Day treat after the Ruinart. Dark dark Ruby in colour. Trademark Wendouree menthol/eucalyptus also some mint, gravel, blackberry and a tarry creosote element. On the medium to full bodied palate there are concentrated berry tarry and. Mineral flavours. Wonderful texture and tannin regime. Barb found the wine a little porty and I must admit not everyone goes gaga over Wendouree. From vines planted in 1893 and 1919.

Another Valentines Day treat after the Ruinart. Dark dark Ruby in colour. Trademark Wendouree menthol/eucalyptus also some mint, gravel, blackberry and a tarry creosote element. On the medium to full bodied palate there are concentrated berry tarry and. Mineral flavours. Wonderful texture and tannin regime. Barb found the wine a little porty and I must admit not everyone goes gaga over Wendouree. From vines planted in 1893 and 1919.

Feb 14th, 2020
Ceccherini Cristiano

Maybe not a vintage u want to age forever, but texturally this wine is so bloody good
It feels like you drink an important bottle of Bordeaux
Not too big, but juicy, crunchy, long and tempting
To enjoy at its peak have it maximum in the next 5 years I'd say

Maybe not a vintage u want to age forever, but texturally this wine is so bloody good
It feels like you drink an important bottle of Bordeaux
Not too big, but juicy, crunchy, long and tempting
To enjoy at its peak have it maximum in the next 5 years I'd say

Sep 22nd, 2019
Ceccherini Cristiano

Still holding unbelievably
It feels like a great Bordeaux with a mesmerizing eucalyptus decoration rather than other kind of greens
There is no other Australian wine that gives me this pleasure
Super elegant and endless

Still holding unbelievably
It feels like a great Bordeaux with a mesmerizing eucalyptus decoration rather than other kind of greens
There is no other Australian wine that gives me this pleasure
Super elegant and endless

Aug 18th, 2019
Ceccherini Cristiano

Extraordinary!!
A long way to go
Super silky and elegant
Rhone attitude
Clare Valley flavour
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Extraordinary!!
A long way to go
Super silky and elegant
Rhone attitude
Clare Valley flavour
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Jun 1st, 2018
Ceccherini Cristiano

Tonight final bottle πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯
Happiness,
Fantastic symphony!!
Blue gum tree, licorice , oregano, raspberry blueberry, white pepper, crispy somehow,
Super super super πŸ”β€οΈβ€οΈβœŒοΈ

Tonight final bottle πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯
Happiness,
Fantastic symphony!!
Blue gum tree, licorice , oregano, raspberry blueberry, white pepper, crispy somehow,
Super super super πŸ”β€οΈβ€οΈβœŒοΈ

Jan 26th, 2017
Ceccherini Cristiano

Balsamic, black currants, broad bean, coffee, chocolate, black pepper, curry, tobacco, licorice, minty. So balanced, long, a bit rusty. So elegant, so good. βœŒοΈπŸ‘βœŒοΈβœŒοΈβ€β€β€β€

Balsamic, black currants, broad bean, coffee, chocolate, black pepper, curry, tobacco, licorice, minty. So balanced, long, a bit rusty. So elegant, so good. βœŒοΈπŸ‘βœŒοΈβœŒοΈβ€β€β€β€

Jan 14th, 2017
Anna Flowerday

Cracker wine from an underrated vintage. looking very stylie.

Cracker wine from an underrated vintage. looking very stylie.

Jan 20th, 2015
David MacMillan

Some winos here told me to try Wendouree. Absolutely brilliant wine. I think I have tried it before via JLong or JMcCusker but I don’t remember specifically (probably due to other influences). From Clare Valley, it’s is a classic old Shiraz style.
Lighter body, menthol on the finish, cherry, tobacco and blueberry on the approach.....long long finish. Well, there goes my afternoon

Some winos here told me to try Wendouree. Absolutely brilliant wine. I think I have tried it before via JLong or JMcCusker but I don’t remember specifically (probably due to other influences). From Clare Valley, it’s is a classic old Shiraz style.
Lighter body, menthol on the finish, cherry, tobacco and blueberry on the approach.....long long finish. Well, there goes my afternoon

Dec 27th, 2019
Bob McDonald

This is the 6th of an original 6. Notes from the beginning have been fairly Uncomplimentary. I have often struggled to "get" Wendouree for all the adoration it receives but this was coming together after 17 years. Earthy, minerality- a touch of menthol. Finishes with a little bitterness but not unpleasant. Savoury stalky and in the Northern Rhone style. Still going strong.

This is the 6th of an original 6. Notes from the beginning have been fairly Uncomplimentary. I have often struggled to "get" Wendouree for all the adoration it receives but this was coming together after 17 years. Earthy, minerality- a touch of menthol. Finishes with a little bitterness but not unpleasant. Savoury stalky and in the Northern Rhone style. Still going strong.

Aug 7th, 2017