Wendouree (Clare Valley)
❁ Wendouree (Clare Valley)
Tony & Lita Brady Wendouree Road, Clare SA 5453
Tel: 08 8842 2896
This Clare Valley producer maintains a cult following by sticking rigidly to a formula of maximising the extraordinary fruit produced from 12 ha of vines. The winery dates from 1895 and little seems to have changed in the 100 years or so since. The reds are massive and uncompromising, extracted and tannic yet with dense, earthy impenetrable fruit when young. Balance and ripeness are nearly always there, ensuring these wines will, after 20 years or more, be complex and compelling. Shiraz/ Mataro (Mourvèdre) and Shiraz/Malbec are predominantly Shiraz-based and, together with the varietal Shiraz, are perhaps more consistent than the Cabernet-based reds. None of the wines are made in much more than 500-case lots, so total production remains tiny. The prices are reasonable for the quality, given the considerable demand. Above all they are a cellaring investment for wine drinkers with patience.
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