A. P. Birks

Wendouree Shiraz

9.514 ratings
9.64 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
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 šŸ’„šŸ’„šŸ’„
Happiness,
Fantastic symphony!!
Blue gum tree, licorice , oregano, raspberry blueberry, white pepper, crispy somehow,
Super super super šŸ”ā¤ļøā¤ļøāœŒļø

Tonight final bottle šŸ’„šŸ’„šŸ’„
Happiness,
Fantastic symphony!!
Blue gum tree, licorice , oregano, raspberry blueberry, white pepper, crispy somehow,
Super super super šŸ”ā¤ļøā¤ļøāœŒļø

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. āœŒļøšŸ‘āœŒļøāœŒļøā¤ā¤ā¤ā¤

Balsamic, black currants, broad bean, coffee, chocolate, black pepper, curry, tobacco, licorice, minty. So balanced, long, a bit rusty. So elegant, so good. āœŒļøšŸ‘āœŒļøāœŒļøā¤ā¤ā¤ā¤

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
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
Bob McDonald

Continuing on with Clare Valley week. Dark crimson, very youthful color belying its 17 years. Langtons Classification of Australian Wines puts Wendouree Shiraz in the top group with Grange HofG, Run Rig etc. Initial notes of ground coffee and liquorice. Palate of briary fruit, warm spices, minerals and touch of Iodine. These wines are made for the long haul - the brawny tannins only now starting to soften. Completely different to some Barossa valley fruit blockbusters.

Continuing on with Clare Valley week. Dark crimson, very youthful color belying its 17 years. Langtons Classification of Australian Wines puts Wendouree Shiraz in the top group with Grange HofG, Run Rig etc. Initial notes of ground coffee and liquorice. Palate of briary fruit, warm spices, minerals and touch of Iodine. These wines are made for the long haul - the brawny tannins only now starting to soften. Completely different to some Barossa valley fruit blockbusters.

Jan 22nd, 2016
Bob McDonald

Expected more from the highly reputable Wendouree in a very good vintage. A little rustic and lacking complexity. Have written elsewhere on Delectable my thoughts on Wendouree.

Expected more from the highly reputable Wendouree in a very good vintage. A little rustic and lacking complexity. Have written elsewhere on Delectable my thoughts on Wendouree.

Nov 15th, 2015
Lorenzo Iuliano

no commemt needed!

no commemt needed!

Apr 16th, 2015