Wendouree Shiraz Malbec 2018 Wine Review

Wendouree is the leading red wine producer in Australia’s Clare Valley. Wendouree continues their mystique with a feted mailing list and absence of a website or marketing. I suspect they could sell their entire vintage this way, year in year out. Wendouree’s wines also find their way on to local restaurant lists and some retailers.Continue reading “Wendouree Shiraz Malbec 2018 Wine Review”

Wendouree Shiraz Malbec 2017 Wine Review

This wine review is of Wendouree’s 2017 vintage of their shiraz malbec.  As a wine intended for long ageing, it is somewhat ridiculous to taste it in its youth but here we are.  At first the wine appears a little simple and opens reticently. But like many good wines, it builds weight and detailed structureContinue reading “Wendouree Shiraz Malbec 2017 Wine Review”

Wendouree Shiraz Malbec 2015

Wendouree in the Clare Valley is legendary in local wine circles for their quixotic mailing list practices and very high quality wines. I sometimes wonder in which order. I opened a bottle of their shiraz malbec here from the 2015 vintage. It immediately identifies as a high quality wine. Its aromas remind of warm spices,Continue reading “Wendouree Shiraz Malbec 2015”

Golden Grove Estate Granite Belt Malbec 2016

I tasted a series of wines from Queensland’s Granite Belt back in 2013, with some mixed results. Golden Grove had one of the better wines on that tasting and this same producer has fashioned quite a pleasant and stylistically typical malbec here. Dark fruited, chocolatey and full bodied, this is a good example of aContinue reading “Golden Grove Estate Granite Belt Malbec 2016”

Zuccardi Q Valle de Uco Malbec Argentina 2016

Valle de Uco is southwest of Mendoza in Argentina, and is favourably regarded.  This particular malbec provides a contrast to the Cahors rendition just reviewed.  Quite deeply coloured in the glass, it has an aroma of sweet cooked fruit, herbs and oak.  The palate is jammy and savoury, with overlays of baked spices and meats,Continue reading “Zuccardi Q Valle de Uco Malbec Argentina 2016”