Wendouree Shiraz-Mataro 2014

James Halliday 97 Points!

Australia, SA, Clare Valley
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James Halliday 97 points!

An 80/20% blend from 1893 plantings (Central Vineyard), 1919 (Eastern), and 1920 (Eastern) bushvines. The colour is fractionally lighter than the Shiraz, and it has the lightest body (strictly in comparison to its two siblings). It's no surprise that the bouquet is very expressive, with red berries ascendant, the palate juicy and silky until the very end when finely assembled tannins (and oak) provide compelling structure.

James Halliday Wine Companion, August 2017


"This is terrific, and distinctive. The Mataro adds depth, earthiness and hazelnut to the blend, the Shiraz has some spice and there’s a combination of fresh red and blue fruits, fresh mint, clean acidity, plush chestnutty tannin and flavour, and a trail of rosy perfume on the finish. It’s quite approachable now, though I think it will be great with cellaring too. "

Gary Walsh, Wine Front, 95 Points, August 2016