Wendouree Clare Valley Shiraz Mataro 2004 (Single bottle)

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Wendouree Shiraz Mataro with its deep colour, blackberry liquorice fruit and iron-fisted tannins belongs to a stable of wines which intensely articulate vineyard character, regional provenance, the personalities of winemakers present and traditional winemaking practice.


  • Wendouree Shiraz Mataro with its deep colour, blackberry liquorice fruit and iron-fisted tannins belongs to a stable of wines which intensely articulate vineyard character, regional provenance, the personalities of winemakers present and traditional winemaking practice. The fruit is generally "bigger berried and medium bodied" compared to other blocks. However the particularity of house style remains a "constant" because of the high skin to juice ratio and the exceptionally high seed content in the fruit (especially Shiraz). Vinification takes place in open stainless steel-lined open slate fermenters, with regular plunging. The wine is matured in fine grained 20% new and used Seguin Moreau oak for 12 months.

    Vintage: 2004
    Varietal: Shiraz/Mataro
    Appellation: Clare Valley, SA
    Alcohol: 14%
  • 95 Points - Jeremy Oliver

    "Profoundly true to its terroir, this rustic, meaty, black-fruited blend marries intense, minty fruit with sweet oak and powerful, but pliant tannins. There's a hint of menthol beneath its juicy aromas of blackberries, redcurrants and dark plums, while its open, loose-knit palate is both vibrant and concentrated. It's long, finely balanced and integrated, with charming earthy undertones."

    "Wendouree Shiraz Mataro with its deep colour, core of blackberry liquorice fruit and iron fisted tannins belongs to a stable of wines which profoundly articulate vineyard character, regional provenance, the personalities of winemakers present and traditional winemaking practice. The Shiraz comes from the oldest dry grown vineyard plantings. The fruit is generally “bigger berried and medium bodied” compared to other blocks. However the particularity of house style remains a constant due to the high skin to juice ratio and the exceptionally high seed content in the fruit (especially Shiraz). The wine is matured in new (20%) and used Seguin Moreau oak for 12 months. Consultant winemaker Stephen George plays ‘devil’s advocate’ through the critical period of assemblage and bottling."Andrew Caillard MW