A. P. Birks

Wendouree Shiraz Mataro

9.520 ratings
9.65 pro ratings
South Australia, Australia
Shiraz, Mataro
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

Open and finished in no time👍
I love the way the mataro adds on blueberry and extra layers of minerality to the Shiraz.
Obviously young but always delicious 😋

Open and finished in no time👍
I love the way the mataro adds on blueberry and extra layers of minerality to the Shiraz.
Obviously young but always delicious 😋

1 person found it helpfulJun 8th, 2017
Ceccherini Cristiano

Probably the most approachable wine from this producer when young, very focused, blueberry, minerally and explosive mouthful. Long and long life

Probably the most approachable wine from this producer when young, very focused, blueberry, minerally and explosive mouthful. Long and long life

1 person found it helpfulMar 22nd, 2017
Brash Higgins

Big whiff of eucalyptus, great w beef rib, just so Australian, one of a kind, can still taste it two hours later. Great stuff.

Big whiff of eucalyptus, great w beef rib, just so Australian, one of a kind, can still taste it two hours later. Great stuff.

1 person found it helpfulApr 9th, 2015
Angela Brown

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

Jul 31st, 2015
Justin Hurst

A Great wine, but almost too young at 12 years old.

A Great wine, but almost too young at 12 years old.

Sep 6th, 2017
Ceccherini Cristiano

Ruby with clear purple edge,
Youth coming out from every corner, brilliant freshness balancing the texture of the tannicity (!?!?) still very complex and pleasant
A monument to what Australia can do . 96 is a great vintage in South Australia and this sample reinforces the concept.
Why don't we all drink these wines at once?? The world might change....give me more😵🤣

Ruby with clear purple edge,
Youth coming out from every corner, brilliant freshness balancing the texture of the tannicity (!?!?) still very complex and pleasant
A monument to what Australia can do . 96 is a great vintage in South Australia and this sample reinforces the concept.
Why don't we all drink these wines at once?? The world might change....give me more😵🤣

Jul 12th, 2017
Ceccherini Cristiano

Definitely good, but not even close to its peak. It took me a day in the decanter to have it at its best. Shiraz mataro is lighter than Shiraz Malbec, not better not worse just different result, but I love both.👍

Definitely good, but not even close to its peak. It took me a day in the decanter to have it at its best. Shiraz mataro is lighter than Shiraz Malbec, not better not worse just different result, but I love both.👍

Mar 5th, 2017
Brad Pejcic

Known for being not very friendly when young, this went straight into the decanter for a couple hours. More approachable then I was expecting. Dark fruits, cured meat, spice and a little menthol. More dark fruits, blackberries, black cherries, smokey meat but the acid keeps it all fresh. Tannin is relatively plush for Wendouree, the acid carries a nice long finish and it gets better with every sip.

Known for being not very friendly when young, this went straight into the decanter for a couple hours. More approachable then I was expecting. Dark fruits, cured meat, spice and a little menthol. More dark fruits, blackberries, black cherries, smokey meat but the acid keeps it all fresh. Tannin is relatively plush for Wendouree, the acid carries a nice long finish and it gets better with every sip.

Jan 26th, 2017
Ceccherini Cristiano

Just a hint of orange on the edge, otherwise garnet.
On the nose licorice, dark green something, balsamic. Clay, little coffee, red flowers. Slightly smoky.
Perfect mouth with aromas matching the nose and fantastic texture. Balance at the best. Tannin still present. I wish we could drink like this every night✌️

Just a hint of orange on the edge, otherwise garnet.
On the nose licorice, dark green something, balsamic. Clay, little coffee, red flowers. Slightly smoky.
Perfect mouth with aromas matching the nose and fantastic texture. Balance at the best. Tannin still present. I wish we could drink like this every night✌️

Aug 29th, 2016
Ceccherini Cristiano

I love this producer and his wines. He makes the most French style wines in the whole Australia, even though you can talk about balsamic eucaliptus and chocolate, but that is not it. The texture, the tannin and the elegant persistence in your mouth puts the winemaking of Wendouree between the very few that I can buy and drink at any time

I love this producer and his wines. He makes the most French style wines in the whole Australia, even though you can talk about balsamic eucaliptus and chocolate, but that is not it. The texture, the tannin and the elegant persistence in your mouth puts the winemaking of Wendouree between the very few that I can buy and drink at any time

Oct 1st, 2015