A. P. Birks

Wendouree Shiraz

9.510 ratings
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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
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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
Ceccherini Cristiano

Tonight final bottle 💥💥💥
Happiness,
Fantastic symphony!!
Blue gum tree, licorice , oregano, raspberry blueberry, white pepper, crispy somehow,
Super super super 🔝❤️❤️✌️

Tonight final bottle 💥💥💥
Happiness,
Fantastic symphony!!
Blue gum tree, licorice , oregano, raspberry blueberry, white pepper, crispy somehow,
Super super super 🔝❤️❤️✌️

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. ✌️👍✌️✌️❤❤❤❤

Balsamic, black currants, broad bean, coffee, chocolate, black pepper, curry, tobacco, licorice, minty. So balanced, long, a bit rusty. So elegant, so good. ✌️👍✌️✌️❤❤❤❤

Jan 14th, 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
Bob McDonald

One of Australia's 21 best wines according to Langtons, one of our premium auction houses. This is from the lesser 2000 vintage but is still strong and vibrant. Would not pick it as 15 years of age. Originally from vines planted in 1893, this is an iconic Australian wine. Finishes with a trace of bitterness - from the high seed content? Has been a criticism in the past. 18-

One of Australia's 21 best wines according to Langtons, one of our premium auction houses. This is from the lesser 2000 vintage but is still strong and vibrant. Would not pick it as 15 years of age. Originally from vines planted in 1893, this is an iconic Australian wine. Finishes with a trace of bitterness - from the high seed content? Has been a criticism in the past. 18-

Feb 19th, 2015
Ronald Wanglin

Ronald had this 4 months ago

Ronald had this 4 months ago

Oct 20th, 2017