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Wendouree Shiraz Mataro 2008 (2x 750mL), Clare Valley. Cork.

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Condition: Cellared

Buyers premium: 17.50%

Lot Number: 0019-2484719

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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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.

SA - Clare Valley
South Australia

Expert Reviews

96 points, James Halliday - Wine Companion

Medium crimson-purple; a complex bouquet with black fruits, spice and earth introduces a medium-bodied palate with great mouthfeel and even greater length; the flavours promised by the bouquet are all there in a synergistic display, asking the question is the sense of place or the purity of varietal expression the most admirable? The problem is the answer changes each time you come back to the wine. Three immaculate corks, perfectly inserted, give the '08 Wendourees a good chance of reaching at least half their natural life span. Drink to 2040.

Winery Tasting Notes

Pale ruby in colour; Beautifully balanced wine with a great acidity backbone.

Intense ripe plum and red cherries, smooth tannins on the palate.

A great harmonious wine with a savoury lengthy finish.

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


Bidding History

Bidding Details Bid Time Bid Price Bid Qty Win Qty
R.B - Wonga Park VIC02/06/2020 8.01.55 PM AESTAU $194 11
D.D - KIALLA VIC02/06/2020 3.45.18 PM AESTAU $189 10
T.R - Hawthorn East VIC02/06/2020 3.43.20 PM AESTAU $184 10
a.q - Belrose NSW27/05/2020 10.30.35 PM AESTAU $169 10
m.m - prahran VIC31/05/2020 7.28.15 PM AESTAU $159 10
q.f - mount waverley VIC27/05/2020 10.06.42 PM AESTAU $149 10
w.s - Wetherill Park NSW27/05/2020 10.30.14 PM AESTAU $109 10
P.R - MOUNT VERNON NSW27/05/2020 7.29.11 PM AESTAU $79 10
G.F - CHELTENHAM NSW27/05/2020 6.54.14 PM AESTAU $74 10
A.H - BALLARAT EAST VIC27/05/2020 6.04.27 PM AESTAU $69 10
P.B - Canterbury VIC27/05/2020 4.49.34 PM AESTAU $54 10
D.C - Franklin ACT27/05/2020 12.34.34 AM AESTAU $49 10
d.a - Keiraville NSW27/05/2020 2.39.50 PM AESTAU $44 10
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