Wendouree Clare Valley Shiraz 2017 (Single bottle)

Our Price: $199.99
(RRP $250.00)
A clean and well-defined expression offering up some of that Wendouree ‘Aussie bush’ character, lashings of pastille and black jelly beans, faint black olive and clean earth. There’s some flesh here, grunt, more of the clean earthiness, some more of the brambly-undergrowth of the bouquet, a web of building pucker from the amaro-spiked tannin weave. This has a wild edge, succulence, persistence and yet a coolness. It feels like one for digging out when your remaining hair is at its dusty-greyest. 96+ points, The Wine Front


  • "Tony and Lita Brady’s spectacularly individual Wendouree Shiraz has remained true to its origins since Alfred Percy Birks planted vines in 1893. It is considered by many as one of Australia’s greatest Shirazes. The vineyard is tiny, with low-yielding, beautifully formed old vines, many from the original plantings. Low input viticulture, laissez faire winemaking and maturation in about 1/3 new oak allows the wine to speak of place. These are dense, strongly flavoured wines with beautifully intense varietal fruit, massive concentration and a hallmark muscular sinewy tannin structure. The overall mass of fruit sweetness complements the toughness of the wine. Wendouree Shiraz will age for a long period of time maintaining prominent tannin structures but evolving further complexity and interest." Andrew Caillard MW

    Vintage: 2014
    Varietal: Shiraz
    Appellation: Clare Valley, SA
    Alcohol: 14.5%
  • A clean and well-defined expression offering up some of that Wendouree ‘Aussie bush’ character, lashings of pastille and black jelly beans, faint black olive and clean earth. There’s some flesh here, grunt, more of the clean earthiness, some more of the brambly-undergrowth of the bouquet, a web of building pucker from the amaro-spiked tannin weave. This has a wild edge, succulence, persistence and yet a coolness. It feels like one for digging out when your remaining hair is at its dusty-greyest. 96+ points, The Wine Front