Wendouree

5 Star Winery - Halliday Wine Companion

"Exceptional" (Shiraz), "Outstanding" (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Malbec, Shiraz Malbec, Shiraz Mataro) - Langton's Fine Wine Classification IV

"Wendouree vineyards date back to 1893 and its limited production, high quality, unique wines have a reputation for lasting indefinitely. They have achieved a kind of local (Australian) cult status amongst wine drinkers in the know. They are not available retail, the mailing list is the only way to buy them on release and the mailing list remains one of the hardest to get on in Australia." - Wickmans

"An iron fist in a velvet glove best describes these extraordinary wines. They are fashioned with commitment from the very old vineyard... with its unique terroir, by Tony and Lita Brady, who rightly see themselves as custodians of a priceless treasure. The 100+-year-old stone winery is virtually unchanged from the day it was built; this is in every sense a treasure beyond price. Wendouree has never made any comment about its wines, but the subtle shift from the lighter end of full- bodied to the fuller end of medium-bodied seems to be a permanent one (always subject to the dictates of the vintage)." - James Halliday

"For many lovers of big Australian red wines the discussion begins and ends with Wendouree. Truly exceptionally cellar-worthy, these full bodied and gripping red wines are the result of extremely low yields from the very old, unirrigated vines of Shiraz, Malbec, Mataro (Mourvèdre), and Cabernet Sauvignon, many of them growing on untrellised bush-vines... (Wendouree is) a place of honest, old fashioned, careful and artisan wine making where no short cuts are taken, ever."  - Franz Scheurer

 

  • Wendouree Malbec 2017

    Wendouree Malbec 2017

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    THIS WINE STILL HAS A LITTLE BIT TO GO, BUT SHOWING GREAT PROMISE AND WILL BE WELL WORTH THE WAIT!  "This vintage is acid over tannin, in terms of structure and while it smells good, the finish has a distinct under-ripe blackberry tartness through...

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  • Wendouree Shiraz-Malbec 2016

    Wendouree Shiraz-Malbec 2016

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    WINE FRONT 94+ POINTS!     "A 50/50 split on the grapes, and 1919 and 1920 plantings. Pleasing symmetry. Good wine this, and while I prefer the synergy of Cabernet and Malbec, Shiraz can fill the dance card competently. Has something of...

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  • Wendouree Malbec 2015

    Wendouree Malbec 2015

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    Wine Front 94 points!“Smells like Malbec well enough, with its rosy perfume and ripe plum flavour, though there’s gumleaf and aniseed too, giving it a Clare Valley accent. It’s medium to full bodied, bold plum and blackberry, strewn with dried herb and...

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  • Wendouree Shiraz-Malbec 2015

    Wendouree Shiraz-Malbec 2015

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    Wine Front 95 points!“A 56/44 split between Shiraz and Malbec from 1919 and 1920 plantings. If the straight Shiraz is a bit too strict, then this Shiraz Malbec is the one you turn to for a bit of a cuddle. Plum, flowers, chocolate, aniseed and cedar...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Shiraz-Mataro 2018

    [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Shiraz-Mataro 2018

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    WINE FRONT 96 POINTS!   "Honey nuts, red and black fruit, light mint and dried herb and aniseed perfume. Medium-bodied, really supple, almost gummy feel to it, tannin is firm and neatly packed, comes in fresh and more red fruited on the...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Shiraz-Malbec 2018

    [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Shiraz-Malbec 2018

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    WINE FRONT 94 POINTS!   "Mulberry and plummy fruit characters, new leather and clove/cardamom spice. Synchronised flavours and scents make for harmony from the get-go here. Warm fruit characters to taste, a bit of breathiness, tobacco and...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

    [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    94+ POINTS - WINE FRONT!     Supple, succulent red of shapely, firm ribbons of tannin, powdery finish, loaded with jolly-jellied plum and blackberries, green herb, pepper, mint and coarse minerally feel. Cassis and dried flowers in...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Cabernet Malbec 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Cabernet Malbec 2016

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    97 POINTS - WINEFRONT!  96 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY!     "Exemplary release here. It’s dense and chewy, but light on its feet. The churn of graphite tannin is something to behold. Some rose and musk perfume, plum, red and...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Malbec 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Malbec 2016

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    "A 50/50% blend from the 1919 and 1920 Eastern Vineyards. Excellent colour, as for all the '16 Wendourees. Bright, juicy plummy fruit with red berries also pushing forward; it's lithe and sinuous, flying the flag of elegance high in the sky. The...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    93+ POINTS - WINE FRONT!   "Not a great year for Wendouree, even the colour tells a tale, but great vineyards and producers invariably turn out good wines. Blackcurrant, mocha, mint and aniseed, cedar, some floral perfume. Medium-bodied, intense...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Cabernet Malbec 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Cabernet Malbec 2015

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    Wine Front 95 points!“Wonderful. Smells like a bag of licorice all sorts, or a little like that fancy pastis I bought the other day for $100, though it’s tempered with dark chocolate, ripe blackberry and plum, roses and violet, pencils and biscuit oak...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    Wine Front 96+ Points! "From 1971 and 2002 plantings, so in the Wendouree world, young vines! Blackcurrant, blackberry, cherry, aniseed and vanilla nougat. Medium bodied, fresh and bright, and has what you might call a ‘high tensile’ feel, kind of...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Shiraz 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Shiraz 2016

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    Wine Front 96 Points! "From 1893 and 1919 plantings. Amazing history, and while I’m perhaps not the biggest flag waver for Australian (red) wines, by God we’ve got some treasures to be, erm, treasured. Chocolate, coffee and a sweet earthiness,...

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  • [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Shiraz-Mataro 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] Wendouree Shiraz-Mataro 2016

    Region: SA- Clare Valley

    96 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY!  93 POINTS - WINE FRONT!     "A 60/40% blend from the 1893 Central, 1919 Eastern and 1920 Eastern (bushvine) Vineyards. At once rounder and more earthy, the change of expression turning on fruit, not...

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