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Wendouree Shiraz Mataro 2003 (2x 750mL), Clare Valley. Cork.

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0018-2484719

Part of Sale: Fine Wine: Aussie Classics featuring Hill of Grace 1980

GST: Inclusive

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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Closed: 02/06/2020 8.30 PM AEST

Overview

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.

Region:
SA - Clare Valley
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

92 points, Jeremy Oliver

Dusty and slightly meaty, its fragrance of spicy redcurrants, plums and blackberries, with restrained cedar/vanilla undertones has a perfumed, floral quality. Full-bodied, firm and linear, its chewy palate of meaty, dark-fruited and earthy influences overlies a powerful, rod-like and mouth-coating spine of bony tannin. It finishes long and savoury, with lightly herbal undertones.

Vintage
2003
Region
SA - Clare Valley
Grape Style
Shiraz Blends
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

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.

As remarkable as the wines are, even more remarkable are Tony and Lita Brady, who consider themselves the custodians of a priceless treasure: the 1914 stone winery, its original equipment, the time-honoured method of wine making and the time-forgotten vineyard at Clare. Tony Brady, holds a degree in law and Lita Brady, a fully qualified winemaker (Charles Sturt University) left high powered city careers to devote their lives to keeping Wendouree what it always has been: a place of honest, old fashioned, careful and artisan wine making where no short cuts are taken, ever. Franz Scheurer

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Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
R.B - Marino SA02/06/2020 8.36.38 PM AESTAU $179 11
L.G - Church Point NSW02/06/2020 8.34.05 PM AESTAU $174 10
D.D - KIALLA VIC02/06/2020 8.31.08 PM AESTAU $164 10
E.Q - Marrickville NSW02/06/2020 4.01.10 PM AESTAU $149 10
m.s - Essendon VIC01/06/2020 2.07.46 AM AESTAU $124 10
P.D - Mount Dandenong VIC01/06/2020 7.47.38 PM AESTAU $114 10
P.R - MOUNT VERNON NSW31/05/2020 8.30.54 AM AESTAU $94 10
q.f - mount waverley VIC29/05/2020 5.19.26 PM AESTAU $89 10
T.A - South Yarra VIC29/05/2020 7.33.51 PM AESTAU $79 10
b.j - GRANGE SA29/05/2020 6.53.07 AM AESTAU $44 10
E.P - hurstville NSW29/05/2020 1.52.30 AM AESTAU $39 10
H.D - Keilor VIC28/05/2020 6.39.37 PM AESTAU $29 10
P.C - Rostrevor SA28/05/2020 1.44.22 PM AESTAU $24 10
G.F - CHELTENHAM NSW27/05/2020 6.54.06 PM AESTAU $14 10
M.B - Kensington VIC27/05/2020 4.42.23 PM AESTAU $9 10
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